Bolton Coach Faces Sack After Betting Blunder

  • January 29, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers have launched an investigation after one of their youth team coaches breached FA rules by betting against his employers.

Matthew Dewhurst, a strength and conditioning coach with at Wanderers' academy, claims to have won £231.59 from a nine-match accumulator which included Bolton losing at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night.

Under FA rules, staff at all football clubs are banned from placing bets on matches that involve their employers.

A spokesman for Bolton said: "It depends at what level the staff are." An internal investigation is believed to have started, although there is no evidence to believe he tried to influence the outcome of the game.

The FA's rules apply to players, managers, coaches, medical staff, office employees, directors and agents. By placing a stake on the defeat at Loftus Road, Dewhurst is believed to be in breach of these regulations.

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