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Eight Premier League Managers Accused Of Taking Transfer 'Bungs'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 29 / 16

Eight current and former Premier League managers stand accused of receiving "bungs" for player transfers after the London Telegraph found "widespread evidence of corruption" in the English game, according to the TELEGRAPH. As Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager, the FA faced a "separ...

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