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The national side manager has come out in support of the recently suspended Bianconeri boss, after he came under fire from one of his league peers

Italy trainer Cesare Prandelli has taken the side of Juventus' Antonio Conte, after he was criticised by another coach for continuing to train his team.

Roma trainer Zdenek Zeman told reporters he did not think Conte should be allowed to coach his side following his Scommessopoli ban, saying on Sunday that he thinks "a coach with a long ban shouldn’t be able to train his team".

The 43-year-old Juventus boss was dealt a 10-month suspension after being found guilty of failing to report instances of match-fixing, but this only applies to the dugout and dressing room on match days.

"I cannot see why Conte should not be able to take training. The disqualification of 10 months is already heavy enough," Prandelli, who played for the Old Lady between 1979 and 1985, told reporters at a press conference.

Conte's assistant Massimo Carrera took charge of their Supercoppa Italiana clash with Napoli on Saturday, as they emerged 4-2 victors following extra-time.

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