‘At least eight other coaches in England took a bribe to’

‘At least eight other coaches in England took a bribe to’

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The fired coach Sam Allardyce is not the only manager in English football who is prone to bribery. According to the British newspaper The Telegraph have at least eight current and former coaches of clubs from the Premier League kickbacks received in transfers of players.

The newspaper mentions no names, but reveals Wednesday in secretly recorded conversations with the activity of players ‘ agent. Who talk openly about ‘greedy’ coaches that illegal accept payments in player transfers and money sometimes cash received.

The calls are recorded by the same undercoverjournalisten that Allardyce ontmaskerden.

The now ex-coach told the journalists, posing as Asian entrepreneurs, how they the international transfer rules could work around and insisted to 400,000 pounds (about 462.000 euros) for his advice and tips.

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The disclosures were wed afternoon for Allardyce and the FA, following their collaboration to an end. Allardyce was only 67 days in service as a coach.

The Telegraph reported in his reports about “widespread corruption in English football”, and the newspaper has agreed that all his findings to the English football association FA and the police to hand over.

One of the agents that the word is in the Telegraph is Pino Pagliara, an Italian who in 2005 for five years, was suspended for matchfixing. He called the names of football coaches who do not have trouble with money ‘under the table’.

Pagliara’s business partner Dax Price and Scott McGarvey, a former player of Manchester United now football agent, were also candid to the undercoverjournalisten. They called often with the same names as Pagliara.

5000 pound

The newspaper says later this week images free of an assistant manager of a big English club that £ 5000 bribe, will take undercoverjournalisten posing as representatives of a company from the Far East in exchange for investment in players.

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