Another English coach caught in soccer sting

2016-09-29 16:37

Barnsley - A British newspaper investigation has led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England.

Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright.

Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained £5,000 pounds from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club. Video footage was released by the newspaper late Wednesday and Wright was immediately suspended by Barnsley.

The club had a meeting with the coach on Thursday and said "after considering Mr Wright's response to allegations in today's Daily Telegraph about breaching FA rules over player transfers, Mr Wright was dismissed."

Barnsley says "the club was unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing."

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