'The very thought of him fixing games is out of the question' - Moggi backs Juventus coach Conte

The Bianconeri boss has received the backing of the former managing director of the club, who believes he is not guilty in the betting scandal that has engulfed Italian football
Luciano Moggi has given his support to Juventus coach Antonio Conte, who faces allegations of failing to report match-fixing during his time in charge of Siena.

The 43-year-old could receive a 15-month ban if he is found guilty of not alerting the authorities to a potential fix, an allegation he denies.

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Conte joined Juve in the summer of 2011, replacing Luigi Delneri, and masterminded a Serie A triumph in his first season at the helm.

Moggi has denied the claim that Old Lady coach could be involved in the betting scandal, believing that it would be out of character for the Italian.

"I have known Antonio for 10 years," he told Radio Kiss Kiss. "The very thought of him fixing games is out of the question."

Moggi also criticized the Italian Football Federation over its handling of the most recent scandal, suggesting that because only ex-Siena player Filippo Carobbio has accused Conte, the coach should not be charged.

"Giving a platform to someone who admits he fixed matches while another 13-odd teammates say it was not true seems typical of the current Federation."

The judgement from the Disciplinary Commission is expected on Thursday.