Southampton FC assistant manager named in football corruption sting

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Southampton assistant manager Eric Black has become the latest figure to be caught in a Daily Telegraph sting according to Sky Sports.

The Saints released a statement regarding the issue and revealed that head coach Claude Puel’s number two would feature in the paper’s report regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in football.

Southampton revealed that they had requested for more information regarding the allegations, but that the Telegraph refused to share what they had on the assistant manager.

“We have today contacted The FA and The Premier League, and intend to work closely with both bodies on this matter when the facts become clear,” a club spokesman said.

“Southampton Football Club is fully committed to investigating any situation that directly or indirectly relates to our club, employees or the wider community.

Tommy Wright, Massimo Cellino, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank and England boss Sam Allardyce,  have also been investigated by the paper.

The Telegraph released footage which it is alleged to show Black discussing how staff at other clubs could be bribed into divulging information about players for money.


Southampton held Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer-Sheva to a goalless draw in the Europa League on Thursday.

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