Gordon Taylor to Remain PFA CEO Despite Betting Claims

August 29, 2013

Gordon Taylor looks set to keep his position as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), ampoule despite reports he bet £4m ($6.2m) in 30 months.

A report in The Sun claimed that Taylor made 2, arthritis 000 bets, which included football related wagers.

The players’ union’s management committee believed the matter was a personal one and that there was no conflict of interest with his role at the PFA.

In a report by the Evening Standard, a senior PFA source said: “A report like this will of course lead to a discussion by the committee but there is no suggestion that this will affect his position.

“We are intending to issue a statement on Thursday following our discussions.”

Taylor has been chief executive of the PFA since 1981, after joining the management committee in 1972.

Taylor was also one of the first public figures to receive damages from News International in the hacking scandal. He secured a reported £700,000  ($1.08m) in 2008.