Second coach loses job in England
BARNSLEY, England (AP):
A British newspaper investigation led to a second football coach getting fired in England yesterday.
Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, secondtier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright.
Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope, which the Telegraph said contained £5,000 (US$6,500) 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.
“After considering Mr Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching (Football Association) rules over player transfers, Mr Wright was dismissed,” the club said after a meeting with the coach yesterday.
Barnsley said it was “unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing”.