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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Supposed Newell Assertion re Langley in Tonight's BBC Panorama "Bungs" Documentary

This is London - 18.09.06
Six to eight managers involved in undercover 'bung' probe

An agent who Luton Town manager Mike Newell claims offered him bungs will tonight be named in the BBC's explosive documentary on corruption in football.
Newell caused a storm last season when he became the first manager to reveal he had been offered illegal financial incentives by agents. He gave their names to the FA for them to investigate. Newell's revelations also triggered a Premier League inquiry, led by Lord Stevens, into the alleged bungs scandal...
It is understood that when Newell took his bungs dossier to the FA, he alleged that he had been offered inducements on three occasions, twice to conduct transfers and once to renegotiate a player's contract.
The first instance occurred when Luton striker Steve Howard was the subject of transfer interest from Sheffield Wednesday.
Sportsmail understands that Newell claims to have been offered a bung if he agreed to the deal. Newell refused and the transfer never took place.
Newell also told the FA he was offered a kickback two years ago if he agreed to a new contract for Luton player Enoch Showunmi, doubling his money plus a bonus for appearances. ... Newell says he was also offered a bung if he signed midfielder Richard Langley from Queens Park Rangers. On this occasion, Newell claimed the player was not even represented by Collymore and Wilson. .....
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