Eight Premier League managers accused of taking transfer bungs: Who are they?


As many as eight current of former top-flight bosses and two managers of Championship clubs were alleged to have been open to the "bungs".




Eight top flight managers have been accused of receiving bungs in explosive allegations made by a string of football agents.

The claims came just hours after England manager Sam Allardyce was forced to step down after an investigation from the Telegraph. He had been filmed telling undercover reporters how to bend rules on third party ownership of players.

Fresh allegations focus on eight current or former managers who were allegedly open to accepting bungs. None of the men have been named.

According to The Telegraph, Pino Pagliara - an unlicenced agent who was banned from football for match-fixing in 2005 - was filmed naming football bosses who were open to offers.

He described the men as:

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Manager 1

Pagliara claimed a former top-flight boss liked "bungs" in cash or deposited in a Swiss bank account.

He even stated he could call the manager at any given time.

Manager 2

The Italian stated another ex-Premier League boss was now "whiter than white" - even though he has received a large amount of money.

Manager 3

The boss is said to have been in charge of a number of British clubs.

Pagliara claimed he was fired by one of his former employers for having his "fingers in the till".

Manager 4

The agent claimed the manager had plenty of experience in the Premier League.

Pagliara suggests he knows the boss "very, very well" and the accused asked if there was a "coffee for me" in the negotiations.

Manager 5

It is reported Pagliara would often pay into a Swiss bank account to another ex-top-flight boss.

He claims the manager would call him to given him a number to the account.

Manager 6

The manager, a former player, is said to not be on a big salary at his club.

Pagliara suggests he likes extra money to secure deals.

Manager 7

Another former Premier League boss who was allegedly "on the pay roll" with the agents.

It is suggested the manager would receive money for taking players.

Manager 8

Another former Premier League boss who was allegedly "on the pay roll" with the agents.

It is suggested the manager would receive money for taking players.