Trial to take place in april, thus allowing Conte time to prepare Italy for Euro 2016.

Italy coach Antonio Conte has been set a trial date over his failure to report match fixing he was allegedly aware of when he was coaching Siena, Italian ANSA news agency has reported.

The trial will begin on April 4 and could last for more than a month, which should ensure it is completed prior to the Euro 2016 finals.

The Italian football federation (FIGC) wants Conte, who has denied the charge, to be able to prepare for the tournament without the trial hanging over him.

The then-Juventus boss was found guilty by an FIGC sporting court in 2012 and banned for 10 months, which was reduced to four months on appeal.

The trial beginning next month is part of a broader match-fixing investigation in which 103 people are being tried.

Conte is accused of failing to report a match between Albinoleffe and Siena in May 2011 had been fixed – an omission which implicated him in the scandal, even though he was not directly involved in the match-fixing itself.

If found guilty, he could be banned from any activity in sport for over six months and fined at least €30,000.

Conte has been linked with a move to Chelsea with his representatives rportedly in talks with the Premier League club once Guus Hiddink’s interim spell ends in the summer