Southampton FC's Eric Black latest figure in Telegraph investigation

Club publish statement

BY Newstalk 22:22 Thursday 29 September 2016, 22:22 29 Sep 2016

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Premier League side Southampton have confirmed assistant manager Eric Black is the latest figure to be named in a Daily Telegraph sting.

The former Scottish international has become the latest coach to become embroiled in the investigation by the newspaper after undercover journalists filmed him giving advice on how to bribe staff at lower league clubs.

Saints bosses said they had requested to be sent details of the story, but that the Telegraph had not shared any information.

In a statement, the club said: "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 article in tomorrow'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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