Gattuso 'shocked' by probe

Former Italy and Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is shocked that he is being investigated on suspicion of involvement in match-fixing, according to his agent.

Last Updated: 17/12/13 at 13:27 Post Comment

Gennaro Gattuso: Italian stunned by investigation

Gennaro Gattuso: Italian stunned by investigation

Gattuso, a 2006 World Cup winner who also played for Rangers in the late 1990s, has been named by Italian media in a probe being carried out by Cremona's prosecuting office.

Former Lazio midfielder Cristian Brocchi is also included in the investigation, according to reports.

Both face allegations that they were involved in a betting ring that fixed Serie A and other Italian games in the 2010-11 campaign.

"Gennaro is stunned by the news," said Gattuso's agent Andrea D'Amico.

"I spoke to him and he is returning home (to Milan). We are remaining calm and we have to be patient and see how the investigation develops.

"However, just because he is under investigation does not mean anything. For all we know this could be just false allegations.

"Sometimes when you are a famous player, it is very easy for your name to appear and to be a target. We will wait and see how the situation develops."

Reports in Italy claim that Gattuso and Brocchi both had telephone contact with people that were arrested on Monday night by police.

The four taken into custody are charged with sporting fraud as part of 'Last Bet' operation, an investigation that began in 2010 and that has already led to 54 arrests, including current and former Italian players.

Gattuso, 35, retired from professional football earlier this year to pursue a coaching career, but he has been out of a job since being sacked as head coach by Serie B side Palermo in September.

Brocchi is currently a youth team coach at AC Milan.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Pulis hails Crystal Palace after win over Everton

Tony Pulis hailed his Crystal Palace players after they beat Everton to reach 40 points in the Premier League.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini vows to fight despite Sunderland draw

Manuel Pellegrini admitted the loss to Liverpool was still on Manchester City's minds as they drew with Sunderland.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona to win the cup final 2-1

Gareth Bale's brilliant goal five minutes from time gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property