Former Rotherham United caretaker manager Eric Black reportedly implicated in football corruption investigation

Former Rotherham United caretaker manager Eric Black is reportedly one of the latest figures in football to be caught up in the Telegraph's investigation into corruption in football.

Thursday, 29th September 2016, 8:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:59 pm
Eric Black was caretaker manager at Rotherham United

Black's current club, Southampton released a statement on Thursday evening stating that the Telegraph, as part of their 'Football For Sale' investigation, had been in contact regarding the matter and that the 52 year old would feature in the latest installment which has already caused Sam Allardyce to lose his job as England manager and Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright to also be relieved of his position.

There is nothing to suggest that Rotherham United are implicated in any way.

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Southampton's statement read: "Southampton Football Club has today been made aware by The Daily Telegraph that, as part of their on-going investigation, the club's Assistant First Team Manager Eric Black will feature as part of an article in tomorrow's paper.

"The club immediately requested to be sent, by The Daily Telegraph, the details of this article, but the newspaper declined to share any further information.

"We have today contacted The FA and The Premier League, and intend to work closely with both bodies on this matter when the facts become clear.

"Southampton Football Club is fully committed to investigating any situation that directly or indirectly relates to our club, employees or the wider community.

Black was first team coach at the Millers under Steve Evans and took caretaker charge when Evans left, before Neil Redfearn got the manager's job. Black left the New York Stadium in January to take up a coaching position at Aston Villa. Following the appointment of Roberto di Matteo as Villa manager, Black moved on again and joined Southampton in the summer.