The Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been banned for ten months in the aftermath of the match-fixing scandal. His deputy, Angelo Alessio, has been banned for eight.
Grosseto and Lecce have both been excluded from Serie B, the Italian second tier, for the 2012-13 season for their part in the scandal. Both had been accused of direct involvement in match-fixing rather than the lesser charge of failing to report it.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed that it had banned Conte for failing to report unsporting behaviour in relation to a match-fixing investigation. The charges related to his time at Siena in 2010-11.
Charges of direct involvement in match-fixing leveled against Conte were dismissed in July, but the FIGC ruled that it was satisfied he was aware it was happening during his time with Siena.
A statement from the FIGC said: “These are the judgements issued today by the National Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Sergio Artico, in relation to two cases of match-fixing.
“Among the officials, the more severe penalties are those of the president of Grosseto, Camilli, and the former president of Lecce, Semeraro, (for both a five-year ban); the disqualification of ten months for Antonio Conte, currently coach of Juventus, and for eight months his deputy Angelo Alessio.”
It means Conte and Alessio, his deputy both at Siena and Juventus, will be barred from taking their place on the bench or in the dressing room, but will allow them to train the squad as normal during the week.