Former Chesterfield assistant manager charged over Barnsley bribery claims

Former Chesterfield FC assistant manager Tommy Wright has been charged by police over bribery claims.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 3:20 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 4:16 pm
Tommy Wright, formerly a Chesterfield coach
Tommy Wright, formerly a Chesterfield coach

City of London Police have charged the 52-year-old with two counts of accepting a bribe.

Two other men, football agent Dax Price and Giuseppe Pagliara, have been charged with two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

The trio are to appear before Westminster Magistrates on 24th September.

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City of London Police said the men had been charged on suspicion of bribing individuals at Barnsley Football Club.

The charges come as a result of an investigation by The Telegraph into football agents who were thought to be facilitating bribes with individuals at football clubs between May and September 2016.

Wright was sacked by Barnsley in September 2016 and after a spell at Oldham returned to the Proact in September 2017 to work as a first team coach for then-manager Jack Lester.

He was previously assistant manager and caretaker boss of the Spireites.