Juventus manager Antonio Conte
has hit out at allegations he knew about match-fixing while he
was in charge of Siena last season and has suggested that
outside forces are trying to "destabilise" his Serie A leaders.
"I don't have much to say. I've read that there's an
investigation, I'm very calm and I have faith in the
institutions, who are just trying to do their jobs," he told a
news conference on Saturday ahead of Juve's clash with AS Roma
"No-one has called me, but when and if they do, it will be
my pleasure to see them and answer their questions.
"If anyone is looking to destabilise us, they'll find it
hard to do. It will only make us more determined."
Several Italian newspapers - including the Gazzetta Dello
Sport and La Repubblica - reported on Saturday that Conte knew
about the alleged rigging of last season's Serie B match between
Novara and Siena, which finished 2-2.
Reports said former Siena midfielder Filippo Carobbio, who
played under Conte, told investigators that after the players
agreed to fix the match they went to their manager to inform
Conte is not under investigation but several Siena matches
that took place during his reign are part of a wide-ranging
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