Serie A - Conte 'disappointed' with media reports

Antonio Conte has released a statement claiming he is ‘disappointed’ by some reports dragging his name back through the mud.

The Calcioscommesse scandal is back in the public consciousness after Gennaro Gattuso and Cristian Brocchi were accused of being involved in the betting scam.

The Juventus coach was banned in 2012 for failing to report an incident when he was involved at Siena.

But the tactician has today fought back by hitting out at news stories linking him to the latest charges.

“Today I have seen with surprise and disappointment that some media have put great emphasis on my name, even in events that have involved other people.

“There is nothing new or relevant from a judicial point of view. I have been judged by the sporting justice system and served a painful suspension.

“I intend to protect myself in future from anyone who wishes to exploit me.”

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