Betting scandals have rocked Serie A numerous times in the past few years, the most recent of which involved a morning police raid at La Nazionale’s Coverciano training ground ahead of the 2012 European Championships, and the banning of Juventus coach Antonio Conte from the touchline for 10 months.
As Calcioscommesse investigations continue forward, Manganelli has begun to reveal legal initiatives taken in an attempt to remove corruption from the Italian game.
“There are [to be] no bets on the final result since this would envisage the involvement of too many team members, or even both teams,” he shared with the press.
“People now bet on everything, including the first team to allow the ball to leave the pitch, the first to play a corner, the first to play a header.
“These are events that have nothing to do with the outcome of the match but provide opportunities for making a great deal of money.”
Recent developments have seen Conte’s ban reduced from 10 months to 4 months as the coach and Juventus front office continue to maintain his innocence and the inequitable nature of the sporting justice system.