PFA confirm Taylor’s job is safe after gambling claims

The PFA are to release a statement confirming that long-serving chief executive Gordon Taylor will remain in his position, after The Sun alleged on Thursday that he has a gambling addiction, BBC Sport is reporting.

The newspaper has published a story which reports that Taylor, 68, made around 2,000 bets, including some on football, amounting to a spend of about £4m in two and-a-half years. However, the PFA’s management committee has said that it is a personal matter, and they believe that it has not led to a conflict of interest with his job.

Taylor, who enjoyed a playing career with clubs including Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers between 1962 and 1980, became chief executive in 1981 after nine years on the management committee.

He has also spoken out against gambling in football in recent years, with Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome and Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend among those to breach FA gambling regulations in recent weeks and months.

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