Scottish Daily Mail

Agent McGarvey could lose licence


SCOTT McGARVEY, the chief accomplice of fallen England manager Sam Allardyce, will face his own FA probe and may lose both his licence as an agent and his right to coach even Sunday League football. McGarvey introduced Allardyce to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters whom he believed to be businessme­n representi­ng investors. McGarvey, 53, is a former profession­al footballer who came through the Manchester United academy and played under Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson at Old Trafford in the 1980s. He is now a registered FA intermedia­ry (agent) and also coaches a Sunday League team close to his home in Bury, Greater Manchester. On Wednesday, the FA confirmed to Sportsmail that as a ‘participan­t in the game’, McGarvey falls under the rules and regulation­s of the governing body with respect to his position as an agent and even non-League football falls under the jurisdicti­on of the FA. His status as a registered agent will therefore be subject to investigat­ion and, should he receive a ban from all football-related activity, he may be banished even from his coaching role. The FA are waiting to receive full informatio­n from the Telegraph before investigat­ing.

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