Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been banned for 10 months after an investigation into Italian football's Calcioscommese match-fixing scandal
Conte, who turned 43 last week, is alleged to have had knowledge of an attempt to fix Siena matches against Novara and Albinoleffe, but failed to report them during the 2010/11 season. Conte had denied the claims made by Siena player Stefano Carobbio.
Last week it was reported the former Juve midfielder had proposed a plea bargain to pay a €200,000 suspension and serve a three-month ban rather than risk a heavier punishment. But that was rejected by the Italian federation (FIGC).
Now the 35-times capped ex-Italy international will effectively miss the whole of the 2012/13 season having guided the Bianconeri to their first Scudetto since 2006 earlier this year.
Prior to the European Championship, police searched more than 30 homes in May, which included residences of players, coaching staff and administrators of Serie A, Serie B and lower division clubs in Italy.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauriand former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto were held for questioning, while officers visited Italy's Euro 2012 training camp to question Zenit St Peterseberg left-back Domenico Criscito.
Already Atalanta's former skipper and Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni was banned for three-and-a-half years in August 2011 for his role in the Calcioscommesse scandal. He was then arrested in December 2011 over match-fixing and betting allegations.
In addition, former Lazio and Italy striker Giuseppe Signori was banned for five years and 15 other players were banned for between one and five years for their parts.
Italian football has previously been blighted by the Totonero and Calicopoli match-fixing scandals in 1980 and 2006 respectively.