JUVENTUS manager Antonio Conte has been banned for 10 months for his part in a match-fixing scandal.

Conte hit by 10-month match-fixing ban

Conte guided Juventus to the Italian league title last season.

He has been punished for failing to report fixing during two Siena matches in May 2011, when he was coach of the Serie B team.

Conte had a plea bargain deal rejected by the Italian FA earlier this month.

The proposal would have seen him serve a three-month suspension and pay a fine of £157,000.

Grosseto and Lecce have both been excluded from Serie B for the 2012-13 season for their part in the scandal.

Both clubs’ former presidents were banned from football for five years.

The court cleared Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci and winger Simone Pepe of involvement in the scandal.