Former club assistant boss is charged

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Barnsley Football Club’s former assistant manager has been charged with bribery offences, the City of London Police said.

Tommy Wright, 52, has been charged with two counts of accepting a bribe, the force said.

Giuseppe Pagliara, 62, of George Street, Manchester, and Dax Price, 47, of Susans Lane, Sittingbourne, were both charged with two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

The pair will appear alongside Wright, from Dark Lane, Barnsley, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 24. City of London Police investigated after being provided with information by a national newspaper about various football agents who were thought to be facilitating bribes with individuals at clubs.