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Gennaro Gattuso linked with match-fixing

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Gattuso was successful with Milan. (©GettyImages)
Gattuso was successful with Milan. (©GettyImages).

Former AC Milan star and Italy international Gennaro Gattuso has become the latest name to become part of the ever growing investigation into the match fixing scandal that has plagued Italian football, according to BBC Sport.

The investigation, which has already led to several bans and arrests, is now set to continue probing allegations of match fixing.

Amongst the names that have suffered following the investigations, was Juventus manager and former player, Antonio Conte, who received a 10 month ban for failing to report fixings to the authorities whilst in charge of Siena during the 2010/11 season.

And it seems that Gattuso is set to be the latest big name to be linked with the scandal.

The hard-hitting midfield enforcer spent 13 years with AC Milan, in which time he helped the Rossoneri win two Serie A championships, as well as two Champions League trophies.

He was also part of the Italian side that won the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The no nonsense combatant made his name in Scotland with Rangers, before he returned to his native Italy with Milan, where he became an influential part of their respective sides.

But his fall from grace now seems set to be completed following unsuccessful spells as a manager, firstly being sacked by Swiss outfit Sion, and then being replaced at Palermo after just six league matches following only two wins during his spell in charge.

He and fellow ex-Milan player Christian Brocchi, have alleged to have been part of a group that fixed matches in Serie A and elsewhere towards the close of the 2010/11 season.

The news is set to re-ignite the scandal that has already tarnished the reputation of Italian football and plunged the footballing world into shock, and there's no doubt further investigations will follow. 

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