Former legendary coach Alex Ferguson faced allegations that he orchestrated the outcome of a Man Utd match and received a watch worth $ 38,500.
Information disclosed by representative Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara. In a video collected by The Telegraph, Pagliara said he sent Alex Ferguson a gold Rolex watch to “thank you” for arranging a match between Man Utd and Juventus in the Champions League.
Ferguson was charged with accepting bribes to settle Man Utd’s match results.
On October 17, during the Southwark trial, prosecutor Brian O’Neill provided a Pagliara recording with his colleague Dax Price, including the aforementioned details of Ferguson. Pagliara also asserted that Ferguson regularly receives commissions from transfers and that the former Manchester United manager only works with representatives who share his money.
“At the end of that meeting, Pagliara mentioned Alex Ferguson, the former Man Utd coach, accusing him of colluding with them to arrange the outcome of a match against Juventus at the request of the person Pagliara was working with at the time at the Champions. The League then thanked him with a gold Rolex watch worth $ 38,500, “O’Neill said.
Pagliara, Price and former assistant coach at FC Barnsley FC – Tommy Wright – have been remanded in custody to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption of English football since 2016.
O’Neill said that the most typical incident led Sam Allardyce to step down as England coach in September 2016.
Price and Pagliara assured investigative reporters that they had the ability to arrange meetings with celebrities in the football village to discuss the match-fixing. These conversations are recorded and displayed in court.
Among the characters mentioned were former England coach Steve McClaren, former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu, coach Harry Redknapp, coach Antonio Conte, coach Neil Warnock.
Under Ferguson, Man Utd beat Liverpool in the number of English football championships (20 versus 18). In his career, he has 64 times against Liverpool and won 29 matches, lost 21.
After Ferguson retired, Man Utd still had a better face-to-face record with 5 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws. However, Solskjaer’s teachers and students were underestimated at the encounter on October 20. They are ranked 14th while Liverpool have won after eight rounds and topped the group.