Italian soccer chief confident Gattuso will clear name
Abete 'certain' of former Italy midfielder's innocence18 December, 13:18
"I have great faith in Gattuso," said Abete.
"Knowing him, it does not seem possible to me. I'm sure he'll come out of this affair (clean). Gattuso, a member of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning squad, denied the allegations Tuesday and said he would kill himself if it were proved otherwise in an investigation. "I have never, ever had the faintest thought of fixing a match. If such evidence emerges, I'm ready to go into the square - I know I'm saying something serious - and kill myself," Gattuso told SkySport. "Those who know me know that I don't like to lose even the smallest match, not even ones with my friends". Gattuso, who won two Champions League titles and two Serie A crowns during his 1999-2012 stint with Milan, has been out of work since being sacked as second-tier Palermo's coach in September.