Manager A — his real name cannot be used for legal reasons — had eight betting accounts and admitted being a gambling addict in evidence presented to a court case last year in which two former footballers were accused of blackmailing him.
Although the majority of those bets were placed on horse racing, the court was told he had also contravened FA rules by gambling on his own sport.
However, the FA has decided not to take any action, other than to issue a warning, in a judgment that the English game’s governing body has deliberately kept away from the media, almost certainly to avoid any challenging questions about its disciplinary processes.
Manager A’s identity cannot be reported because of a court order that was made when the two ex-players, Alan Rogers and Steven Jennings, were due to go on trial last year.
Rogers, formerly of clubs including Nottingham Forest and Leicester City, was charged with one count of blackmail and another of perverting the course of justice.
I wouldn't back United at that price m8. Brighton are just the kind of team to give Utd a lot of trouble with their slick passing.Interested in United and Villa today.
United 6/5 home to Brighton. Seagulls only 9/5 at Old Trafford. How times have changed.