Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has admitted guilty to Football Association charges regarding breaches of rules of betting on football. Moore’s current employers Tranmere Rovers announced the sacking of the manager regarding the breaches.
Tranmere Rovers had suspended the Moore (61), following an investigation launched by the FA’s football integrity unit.
Mick Horton Operations Director for the football club commented” “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.”
Current Football Association rules state that any participant in a professional football team “shall not bet either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on the result, progress or conduct of a match or football competition in which the participant may have any direct involvement”.
The news of Moore’s sacking comes a week after seven professionally registered English football league footballers had been arrested in connection with alleged match fixing and sports corruption. Match fixing and sports corruption have become a key topic, for UK gambling legislators.
Recent amendments to the UK Gambling Bill, have urged the UK House of Lords to bring further clarity to regulations and laws regarding match fixing and potential sports corruption that may be connected to sports betting.