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Barnsley sack coach after bung sting

Associated Press logo Associated Press 29/09/2016

A British newspaper investigation has led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England.

Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright.

Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained Stg5000 from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the club.

Video footage was released by the newspaper late on Wednesday and Wright was immediately suspended by Barnsley.

The club had a meeting with the coach on Thursday and said: "After considering Mr Wright's response to allegations in today's Daily Telegraph about breaching FA rules over player transfers, Mr. Wright was dismissed.

"The club was unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing."

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