Friday October 5 2012
Conte ban cut to four months!

Juventus boss Antonio Conte will return to the touchline on December 9 after having his 10-month ban slashed.

The tactician was suspended from match-day duties after he was found guilty of failing to report an alleged attempt to fix a game which he was in charge at Siena.

Conte’s lawyers took their case to the TNAS court in a bid to be acquitted of the charge, but they were only able to get a reduction in his punishment.

The former midfielder’s ban will now expire on December 8, which means he will be able to return to the bench for the December 9 tie at Palermo in Week 16.

Conte, who has always maintained his innocence, has been able to continue training the side, but Massimo Carrera has taken over during matches.

The reduction isn’t enough for Conte to make his debut in the Champions League this solar year, as Juventus end the group stage against Shakhtar Donetsk on December 5.