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League One: Tranmere Rovers sack manager Ronnie Moore in wake of betting scandle


Tranmere Rovers have sacked boss Ronnie Moore after a 'breach of contract' by accepting an FA charge relating to betting.

Moore was initially suspended by the club whilst the FA investigated the allegations over his involvement in betting, but moved quickly to terminate his contract after he accepted the charges brought against him.

A statement on the club's official website said on Tuesday: "Tranmere Rovers Football Club have today terminated the employment of Ronnie Moore for being in breach of his contract."

"Moore has admitted an FA charge regarding multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting and requested a personal hearing."

Football Operations Director and Club Secretary Mick Horton added: "Tranmere Rovers will not tolerate any action that damages the integrity of this Football Club."

"Any staff members found to be guilty of misconduct will face severe action."

The investigation was launched in February by the FA's Football Integrity Unit, and it's findings conclude that he is believed to have made overall losses after he placed small, accumulative bets with family members over a number of years.

While accepting the FA charge, he requested a personal hearing, where it is thought he was to explain he was unaware that he could not bet on competitions involving Tranmere.

On the pitch, Rovers are facing a fight to stay in League One, where they currently sit above the relegation zone on goal difference alone. They picked up a much needed win at the weekend over Colchester, and have a relegation six-pointer this weekend against second bottom Shrewsbury.

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