Conte reaches plea bargain deal to reduce ban in Scommessopoli scandal - report

The Juventus coach has reportedly come to an agreement with Italian authorities to avoid the prosecution process, with the 42-year-old expected to be suspended until November
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has reached a plea bargain with the Federal Prosecutor in exchange for a reduced ban as part of Scommessopoli in Italy, Ansa reports.

The 42-year-old is one of a number of players and coaches who are currently under investigation for their role in the latest match-fixing scandal hitting Italian football.

It is believed that Conte failed to report attempts to influence the outcome of two Serie B matches against Novara and AlbinoLeffe in 2010-11 when he was in charge of Siena.

According to Tuttosport, Conte's lawyers will submit the plea bargain deal to the authorities on Wednesday as the Italian coach looks to avoid a lengthy ban.

The Bianconeri boss will reportedly face a three-month ban if his plea bargain is agreed, meaning he would miss a significant number of matches into the new season, before returning to the bench only on November 1.