Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been banned for 10 months after an investigation into yet another match-fixing scandal in Italian football.
The 43-year-old led the club to the Serie A title in his first season in charge without losing a single game last season, but now faces a season out of the game.
He was accused of failing to report alleged match-fixing involving former club Siena in the 2010-11 season.
Conte, whose assistant coach Angelo Alessio was also banned, is set to appeal the decision and Juventus said both retained their full support.
Charges against Conte of direct involvement in match-fixing were dismissed last month, but the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said it was satisfied Conte was aware it was taking place during his time with Siena.
Conte had a bargain deal rejected by the FIGC earlier this month. He put forward a proposal, which would have seen him serve a three-month suspension and pay a fine of 200,000 Euros, but the federation has now confirmed the 10-month sentence.
In addition to the ban for Alessio, who was Conte's assistant at Siena, former Lecce president Giovanni Semeraro and ex-Grosseto president Piero Camilli are also facing suspensions.
It’s not only certain individuals that have been punished for bringing the Italian game to shame, Grosseto and Lecce have both been excluded from Serie B, the Italian second tier, for the 2012-13 season for their part in the scandal of direct involvement in match-fixing. Both clubs have been relegated to Lega Pro, which covers Italy's third and fourth divisions.
In May, police searched more than 30 homes, including those of players, trainers and administrators of clubs in Serie A, Serie B and the lower divisions.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri, 32, was held along with former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto, while officers visited Italy's pre-Euro 2012 training camp to question left-back Domenico Criscito, 25.
This didn’t seem to disrupt the national side, as they reached the final of Euro 2012, but the real damage of yet another match-fixing case remains to be seen.