ANTONIO CONTE FEELS ‘STRONGER’ AFTER CLEARANCE FROM MATCH-FIXING SCANDAL

Incoming Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte says he feels “stronger” after being cleared of any wrongdoing in a match-fixing scandal from 2011.

The 46-year-old, who will lead Italy at Euro 2016 next month before joining Chelsea, was accused of doing nothing to halt a scandal while boss of Siena. However, a judge in Cremona acquitted Conte because the accusations were baseless.

In August 2012, while coach of Juventus, the former Italy International was banned for 10 months for not reporting alleged match-fixing in two games involving Siena in the 2010-11 season. This was later reduced to four months by an Italian sports tribunal and Conte became coach of his national team in august 2014.