Capello in fresh probe
England manager Fabio Capello has been hit with news of the second Italian probe to be opened against him since he took over the job from Steve McLaren last year.
Capello, who is already being probed for suspected tax evasion, has now been placed under investigation for perjury in a separate case, judicial sources said Wednesday.
The former AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Real Madrid coach is suspected of giving false testimony in a high-profile case into the activities of a player agency run by the son of the Calciopoli scandal ringleader, former Juve general manager Luciano Moggi.
Also under investigation for suspected perjury is Juve's former CEO Antonio Giraudo, one of the many officials swept away by the match-fixing scandal.
Several current and former Juve coaches and players have given evidence in the trial regarding GEA World, a players' management agency run by Moggi's son Alessandro.
Alessandro and Luciano Moggi are on trial here along with Davide Lippi, the son of Italy's World Cup-winning coach Marcello, and three other people.
They are accused of gaining an illegal hold over the Serie A transfer market by intimidating players into dropping their existing agents and signing up with GEA.
Prosecutors accuse Capello and Giraudo of deflecting questions by saying they couldn't remember or weren't aware of certain transfer dealings.
Testifying on March 31, Capello repeatedly said he couldn't remember the contents of an interview he gave several years ago in which he complained of the undue influence GEA had on the transfer market.
Giraudo, for his part, contradicted evidence given a few days previously by France star David Trezeguet about his move to Juve in 2004.
Judicial sources said they were also examining the testimony of Capello's assistant on the England coaching staff, former Roma director of sport, Franco Baldini.
Capello received notice of the tax evasion case in January.
Turin prosecutors suspect the England boss of dodging 16 million euros in taxes through a Luxembourg-based merchandising company and two Channel Island trusts between 2004 and 2006.
In 2004 the former Milan and Real coach left Roma for two years at Juventus. He then returned to Madrid for a year before landing the England job.
Capello has already been questioned once and said he had nothing to hide.
The Football Association has said it was happy with its coach's financial affairs.
Several years ago Capello received a small fine for faking a Swiss address to dodge Italian taxes.