Barnsley have suspended assistant head coach Tommy Wright following claims he took a £5,000 bung to help place players at his club.

The Daily Telegraph alleged that Wright accepted the money during a series of meetings with a fake Far East firm in which he agreed to help sign players part-owned by the firm.



The Championship club said in a statement: "Barnsley FC is aware of allegations made by the Telegraph against Tommy Wright.

"The club has today suspended Tommy pending an internal investigation into these allegations."
 
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The allegation forms part of the Telegraph's undercover investigation into corruption in football, which on Tuesday accounted for England manager Sam Allardyce.

The newspaper has also alleged that 10 as-yet-unnamed managers took bribes in player transfers.

If you can remember During June 2016 he rejected an offer to move to Championship rivals Bristol City and has signed a new deal with the Tykes.

Wright joined Barnsley in February 2015 as assistant to Bristol City boss Lee Johnson, who he also worked alongside at Oldham Athletic.

The 50-year-old had been offered the under-21 manager role at Ashton Gate.
Bristol City have been without an academy boss since Wade Elliott left the club on 7 June.

"I have today, through my lawyers, responded in full to the accusations levelled against me by The Telegraph," Hasselbaink said in a statement.

"I was approached by Mr McGarvey and Ms Newell of The Telegraph purporting to be players' agents.

"They offered me a fee to make a speech in Singapore. I do not see anything unusual in being offered to be paid to make a speech.
The allegation forms part of the Telegraph's undercover investigation into corruption in football, which on Tuesday accounted for England manager Sam Allardyce.

The newspaper has also alleged that 10 as-yet-unnamed managers took bribes in player transfers. For now the coach has been suspended till the investigation is rounded off.

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