The hele England is now in rep en roer.
Hours after Sam Allardyce was sacked as England manager for inappropriate conduct, the FA was hit by a new crisis as eight current and former Premier League managers stand accused of receiving “bungs” (illegal payments) for player transfers after a long-running investigation by The Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper said it had agreed to hand over its findings after an investigation to the FA and the police after its undercover reporters discovered “widespread evidence of corruption in the English game” by filming soccer agents boasting about how many managers they had paid off.
The revelation comes 24 hours after Allardyce was shown negotiating a deal worth £400 000 to represent a firm seeking advice on the transfer market and advising them how to boef FA and Fifa rules banning transfers involving third-party ownership.
Yesterday, the Telegraph outlined other corruption allegations without disclosing any names.
All of the individuals were contacted and denied any wrongdoing, the newspaper said.
The allegations included player agents naming “a total of eight current or recent Premier League managers who they said were known for taking ‘bungs’ including five they said they had personally paid off”.
It also said that two managers of Championship clubs had also accepted illicit payments, while another manager was known to demand kickbacks from his own players for increasing their wages, the newspaper said.