Se­cond coach loses job in Eng­land

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

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”.

Tommy Wright

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