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Eriksson stays on as England coach

By Julian Guyer 06/08/2004 05:50:46 AM Comments (0)

Sven-Goran Eriksson will remain in his job as England coach after the Football Association said Thursday he had "no case to answer" over his affair with an FA secretary.

The Swede was cleared of accusations he had had lied to the FA over his affair with Faria Alam.

The FA's response to newspaper revelations of Eriksson's affair with Alam sparked a chain of events that led to the resignation of its chief executive Mark Palios and its communications director Colin Gibson.

Alam's publicist Max Clifford confirmed she had also resigned her post following reports she was set to tell her version of events to a national newspaper.

"I was with her when she sent in her resignation. She faxed it from my office," Clifford told Sky Sports TV.

In its statement issued on its website after the meeting ended, the FA said its board had reached a "unanimous" decision.

"In the case of Sven-Goran Eriksson, the board decided on the basis of the report and on legal advice that there is no case for him to answer.

"In the case of Faria Alam, an employee without executive status within the FA, the board has decided it is not appropriate to make any public statement with regard to her role in this inquiry.

"The FA announces that it has accepted Colin Gibson's resignation. The FA wishes to thank him for his services during his time as director of communications.

"Neither the FA nor Colin Gibson will be making any further statement."

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