Bolton Coach Faces Sack After Betting Blunder

  • January 29, 2014 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/a2074

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.

Football betting site Betway

Sky Bet League Two Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
11 Port Vale 14 19
12 Harrogate Town 14 19
13 Bolton Wanderers 14 19
14 Morecambe 14 19
15 Crawley Town 14 18
View Full Standings >>

Poll

Who is Bolton's 2018/19 Player of the Year?
34.62% Gary O'Neil
19.38% David Wheater
18.92% Pawel Olkowski
9.27% Joe Williams
5.33% Jason Lowe
4.13% Sammy Ameobi
2.85% Josh Magennis
2.75% Mark Beevers
1.19% Jack Hobbs
1.01% Ben Alnwick
0.28% Andrew Taylor
0.28% Craig Noone