Saturday October 13 2012
Alessio 'expected to be cleared'

Angelo Alessio will be on the Juventus bench against Napoli after his ban was reduced, but the assistant manager “expected to be cleared.”

Alessio was working with Coach Antonio Conte at Siena in Serie B when the events in the betting scandal occurred and he too had his ban reduced on appeal this week.

It means Alessio will be able to sit on the bench for next Saturday’s Scudetto showdown with Napoli, replacing previous stand-in Massimo Carrera.

“We expected him to be cleared of all charges,” lawyer Luigi Chiappero told Radio Sportiva.

“The evidence shows that Alessio, who by the way was never even interrogated, is innocent. The fact he has almost already completed the ban allows us to view the TNAS tribunal sentence as a sort of posthumous clearance.”

Alessio is accused of not alerting to authorities rumours of a potential fix in Albinoleffe-Siena.

“My client is not happy. He is and always declared himself to be innocent and expected to be cleared. It is a strange situation, as there is no direct accusation towards him.

“The sporting justice system does not work, as the approach is guilty until proven innocent and that makes it very difficult to be cleared.

“Now Angelo will try to look ahead, but these are moments of pain that you cannot easily wipe away.”

Carrera’s ‘era’ on the Juventus bench ends with seven wins and three draws, including the Italian Super Cup.

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