Tuesday August 7 2012
Moggi: 'Conte is innocent'

Antonio Conte has received support in his betting trial from someone he might not necessarily appreciate as a character witness – Luciano Moggi.

The Juventus Coach risks a 15-month ban for failing to alert authorities to a potential fix while he was at Siena in 2010-11, although he is fighting the charges and it’s reported could be suspended for 10 months.

“The group of lawyers is strengthening to prove that Conte didn’t do anything,” Moggi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Moggi is a familiar figure to Juve and the courts, as he was considered the ‘mastermind’ behind the Calciopoli scandal that saw the Bianconeri stripped of two titles and demoted to Serie B in 2006.

“Conte is a man who wants to win the games and has nothing to do with the betting systems.

“I have known Antonio for 10 years and the very thought of him fixing games is out of the question.

“Giving a platform to someone who admits he fixed matches while another 13-odd teammates say it wasn’t true seems typical of the current Federation.”

The only evidence against Conte comes from ex-Siena player Filippo Carobbio, who claims the Coach said two results were ‘safe’ in a team meeting.

The others who were present that day have testified that he never said that.

A verdict from the Disciplinary Commission is expected on Thursday morning.

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