Incoming Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte has all the reasons to celebrate as he was Monday left off the hook of match-fixing allegations leveled against him.
Conte who presently is in charge of the Italy national football team was accused of having known about an attempt to fix a match while he was in charge of Siena in Italy’s Serie B in May 2011 but failed to report same.
The former Juve boss was even accused of allowing the manipulation of the fixture to take place, according to the initial sporting investigation, which saw him being slammed with a four-month ban during his second season in charge of Juve.
It was in this light that the Cremona prosecutor asked for a six-month suspended sentence, but Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Conte has been acquitted on Monday by judge Pierpaolo Beluzzi.
The Azzurri boss who was cork sure of his innocence had opted for an accelerated trial to resolve the accusations that he had failed to report a fixed result against Albinoleffe on 29 May 2011.
The issue has been looming over Conte for a while and his acquittal will come as a huge relief so he can fully focus on his final assignment with the Azurris at the Euro 2016 and his later move to Stamford Bridge.