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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep, 25, 2006

Coleman backs UEFA's 'life ban' for bung cheats

Fulham boss Chris Coleman has backed UEFA's stance on illegal payments to managers, insisting anyone found guilty should be handed a life ban.

The English game is in turmoil following the BBC Panorama documentary last week which alleged several figures are guilty of taking 'bungs'.

UEFA are advocating a life ban for anyone found guilty of taking an illegal payment from a transfer and Coleman agrees a harsh penalty is needed.

'The game is being tarred at the moment by the stigma of bungs, which are very difficult to prove,' he said.

'We all get paid enough anyway without having to take a bung, so if it can be proved someone has taken one then I agree they should be kicked out forever - and that's that.

'If you're banned for two years then it's a wrap on the knuckles.

'I feel if you've done it once then you'll do it again, so I totally agree with UEFA.'

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