Juventus coach Conte set to face appeal panel on Monday

The 43-year-old will begin court proceedings in the Italian capital, with his legal team seeking a reduction of the ten-month ban
Banned Juventus coach Antonio Conte is set to appear in front of an appeal panel at the Federal Court of Justice in Rome, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Conte, who led the Bianconeri to the Serie A title in 2011-12, was handed a ten-month suspension following an investigation into match-fixing.

The 43-year-old was accused of failing to report instances of match-fixing whilst at the helm of Siena, with the Italian FA (FIGC) rejecting a plea bargain from the coach in a drawn-out judicial wrangling.

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"His presence in the courtroom is a further sign of respect to show how to fight this story," lawyer Antonio De Rensis was quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.

"There is already a perfect harmony with this talented fellow. In addition, we will reinforce our line on appeal, the reasons for bitterness from [Filippo] Carobbio to Conte. Tomorrow we hope to highlight our reasons.

"On Monday you will understand why we disagree with the reasoning of the specifications."

The report states that Conte's legal team will be seeking a reduction of the ban to a time period of three to six months. Juventus begin their Serie A campaign against Parma on Saturday.