Conte faces 10-month ban for role in Scommessopoli scandal - report

The Serie A-winning coach could be suspended for the entire 2012-13 campaign, while Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe could walk away unscathed
Juventus coach Antonio Conte will be handed a 10-month suspension for his involvement in the Scommessopoli scandal that has rocked Italian football, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The former Italy international saw his plea bargain for a three-month ban rejected by the disciplinary committee last week, with prosecutor Stefano Palazzi then demanding a 15-month suspension.

Conte will learn his fate between Wednesday and Friday when the first judgements will be passed, and the 43-year-old could miss the entire 2012-13 campaign as the disciplinary committee believes Carlo Gervasoni and Filippo Carobbio are credible witnesses.

Conte is charged with failing to report attempts to influence the outcome of two Serie B matches against Novara and AlbinoLeffe in the 2010-11 season when he was in charge of Siena.

Meanwhile, both Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe are expected to be acquitted from their respective charges.

Bonucci is being accused of sporting fraud, while Pepe faces charges of failing to report an attempt to fix the outcome of a match between Bari and Udinese from 2010.

Nevertheless, star witness Andrea Masiello's statements are not holding up and both players could walk away from the match-fixing allegations unscathed.