Juventus boss Antonio Conte has had his touchline ban reduced by six months. Originally, as punishment for having knowledge of former club Siena's role in the most recent Italian betting scandal, Conte was given a ten-month touchline ban. Now, that's been reduced to four months, and the coach will be allowed to return to guide his side against Palermo on December 9.
Not that his absence has seemed to really hurt his squad. Conte was always able to continue training the side, while Massimo Carrera took over the role of actually yelling during the matches. But, save for the match against Fiorentina, the Juventus coach has always been inside the stadium, installed alone in one of the plush suites like an ex-King banished to a tower. Considering Juventus remains unbeaten, both in Serie A and Champions League, it doesn't appear as though it will matter if Conte returns to his players' sides.