by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Earlier today, Antonio Conte, the coach of Juventus and his assistant Angelo Alessio, were handed 10-month and 8-month suspensions respectively, following their involvement in the Scommessopoli scandal. The Italian club, has released a statement, stating that they will stand by them.
“Following the verdicts given by the FIGC’s disciplinary committee regarding the involvement of Juventus employees in incidents while at other clubs, Juventus are extremely satisfied with the acquittal of footballers Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe,” the official statement read.
“Furthermore, the club underlines its full support for Antonio Conte and Angelo Alessio, in the hope that their innocence will emerge during the appeals process.
“The coaches’ legal team, comprising of professionals chosen by the parties themselves in complete agreement with the club, is already drawing up the grounds for appeal, in the firm belief that the coaches had no involvement in the matter.
“Antonio Conte and Angelo Alessio will be assisted by lawyers Antonio De Rensis and Luigi Chiappero, and additionally by Giulia Bongiorno.”