Assistant Southampton next victim undercoverjournalisten


Assistant Southampton next victim undercoverjournalisten

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Following In the footsteps of Sam Allardyce and Tommy Wright, Eric Black will be the next victim of the undercoveractie of The Telegraph. The 52-year-old Scot is the assistant coach of Southampton. In Belgium, there is also Oud-Heverlee Leuven-president Jimmy experiences with others immediately left.

The Telegraph published Friday an article in which the British newspaper claims that Black investigative journalists advice gave about bribery of officials in lower divisions.

Southampton wait first until the full investigation is completed before any action will take. “Southampton is Thursday told The Telegraph on Friday as part of a series of revelations publish an article about our assistant manager Eric Black”, there is to read on the clubwebsite.

“We have the newspaper requested the article to be read, but that is denied. We’ve contacted the football association FA and the Premier League, with whom we in this case will work together.”

Black assists this season, the Frenchman Claude Puel at the former club of Ronald Koeman. Last season he was the interim coach of the relegated Aston Villa.


The series of revelations about kickbacks in football took at the beginning of this week, the English coach Sam Allardyce his job. Then it was Tommy Wright, assistant manager of Barnsley, by his club, dismissed.

The Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was also discredited by the undercoveractie, but his club Queens Park Rangers has vooralnog no action taken.

Experiences with others

The president of the Belgian eerstedivisieclub Oud-Heverlee Leuven on Facebook his resignation, the club announced. According to The Telegraph, he was willing international transfer rules to be violated by as a fictitious third party to act on transfers of players.

“This decision should not in any case be considered as an admission of guilt in the recently published article but is the result of an accumulation of disappointments that much wider.”

“I have fled this world that does not fit my personality, and for that the world manages to have that personality to change”, he says in the comprehensive statement.

“The football world is a jungle that is dominated by brokers, which sometimes even claim to competitions to influence and egos on and off the field. Even the media loses its objectivity if the football goes and creates a smooth sensation and perception. This is not my natural habitat, and also not who I am as a human being.”

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