Southampton confirm assistant manager Eric Black will be named in the ‘Football For Sale’ controversy.

Southampton confirm assistant manager Eric Black will be named in the ‘Football For Sale’ controversy.
Sep 29, 2016

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This evening, it is being reported that Southampton have confirmed that Claude Puel’s number two, Eric Black, will feature in the Daily Telegraph’s ongoing investigation on Friday.

The Telegraph’s investigation has sparked various sparks of controversy already thus far, with England manager Sam Allardyce losing his job as the manager of the England National Team because of it. In addition to this, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink has been left distraught as the ongoing investigation exclusively unveiled that he proposed a sum of £55,000 to act as an ambassador of a sports company that would sell players to his club – Queens Park Rangers. The company reported were also involved in the Sam Allardyce scandal. Barnsley assistant Tommy Wright has also faced the sack after he was implicated in the investigation.

The statement that Southampton announced is as followed:

Southampton Football Club has today been made aware by The Daily Telegraph that, as part of their on-going investigation, the club’s Assistant First Team Manager Eric Black will feature as part of an artice on tommorow’s paper.


The club immediately requested to be sent, by The Daily Telegraph, the details of this article, but the newspaper declined to share any further information.


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.


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


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