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UK News Agent 'bragged of giving Alex Ferguson £30k Rolex in exchange for fixing match' court hears

06:50  18 october  2019
06:50  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Sir Alex Ferguson was accused of conspiring to fix a match against Juventus, Southwark crown court was toldAndrew Yates/Reuters. A corrupt football agent boasted of giving Sir Alex Ferguson a gold Rolex watch as a reward for fixing the result of a Manchester United Champions League match

A football agent boasted of giving Sir Alex Ferguson a £ 30 ,000 gold Rolex watch as a backhander and claimed the sport was rife with corruption, a jury heard on Thursday. Giueseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara, 64

a man wearing a suit and tie: The agent said he had paid Alex Ferguson © Getty The agent said he had paid Alex Ferguson

A football agent accused of corruption bragged about giving then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson a £30,000 Rolex in exchange for fixing a Champions League match, a court heard.

Giuseppe Pagliara, 64, also told an undercover reporter posing as a businesswoman that Sir Alex worked with agents to make money from transfer deals, a jury was told.

The claims were heard during the opening of the bribery trial of Pagliara, fellow agent Dax Price, 48, and Scot Tommy Wright, 53, the former assistant head coach of Barnsley.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Guiseppe Pagliara © Central News Guiseppe Pagliara

Describing one meeting in Manchester in June 2016, prosecutor Brian O’Neill QC told Southwark Crown Court yesterday: “Pagliara launched into what could only be described as a diatribe of Sir Alex Ferguson… He claimed that he had paid Ferguson before.”

The trial also heard claims about other football figures, including former England manager Steve McLaren, ex-Portsmouth and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and Cardiff manager Neil Warnock.

Mr O’Neill said that the prosecution did not seek to “malign” other individuals who were not on trial.

Wright, of Barnsley, denies two counts of accepting a bribe.

Pagliara, of Bury, Greater Manchester, and Price, 48, of Sittingbourne, Kent, deny two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

The trial continues.

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Ferguson, who sent the mum and tot's vehicle onto its roof, was clocked doing 89mph in a 30mph zoneCiaran Ferguson, 24, of Oldpark Road in the north of the city, pleaded guilty to a total of 12 charges which included causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking causing damage.

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