Eight Prem managers accused of taking bungs – the details

Date published: Wednesday 28th September 2016 8:41

Premier League: Managers cast into doubt

Premier League: Managers cast into doubt

Eight Premier League managers and two Championship bosses were alleged to have taken “bungs” as part of an investigation into corruption in English football.

On Tuesday Sam Allardyce stepped down as England manager after being filmed telling undercover reporters from the Daily Telegraph how to circumnavigate the FA’s rules on third-party ownership, while it is also suggested he tried to use his position to negotiate a £400,000 deal.

And the newspaper has now published fresh allegations relating to eight unnamed current or former top flight managers.

Pino Pagliara was filmed naming managers who were open to accepting bungs. The Italian is an unlicensed agent who was banned from football for match-fixing in 2005.

He described the bosses as the following:

Manager One

A former top-flight boss who Pagliara claims he could call at any time and would like bungs in cash or deposited in a Swiss bank account.

Manager Two

Another ex-Premier League boss who is described as being “whiter than white”, despite receiving a large amount of money in the past.

Manager Three

The Italian claims the manager, who is said to have worked for a number of British clubs, was fired from one job for having his “fingers in the till”.

Manager Four

Pagliara claims to know this experienced boss “very, very well”. The accused is said to have asked if there was a “coffee” for me in negotiations.

Manager Five

Allegedly another ex-Premier League boss who the agent claims would ring him up to give him a number to a Swiss bank account.

Manager Six

A manager and former player who Pagliara claims likes extra money to secure deals as he is not on a big salary at his club.

Manager Seven

A former top-flight manager who it is claimed was “on the pay roll” of agents, receiving money to take players.

Manager Eight

Agent David Prix suggests this long-serving manager would receive a return from his own players for increasing their wages.

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