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Allegri backs banned Conte

Milan Boss thinks Conte’s continued ban is hurting Italian football.

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri feels sorry for banned Juventus coach Antonio Conte.
Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri feels sorry for banned Juventus coach Antonio Conte.
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AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Antonio Conte’s absence is hurting Italian football.

Juventus coach Conte was handed a 10-month touchline-ban earlier this summer for his failure to report two instances of match-fixing during his spell in charge of Siena, and Allegri struggles to comprehend how his colleague must feel.

“Conte? There are rules and they must be respected. I have faith in the law and the Federation. I admit that I feel sorry for Conte, though, and I really mean that,” Allegri told La Stampa.

“Conte’s absence is a real loss for the league.

“In these days I’ve been asking myself how Conte must be feeling, but I can’t even imagine it to be honest.

“I want to wish Conte good luck. Sincerely. It’s really a shame not to see him on the touchline.”

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