Southampton will not take action against Eric Black over 'corruption' allegations

Eric Black looks downbeat during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Aston Villa on April 16, 2016
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Southampton announce that Eric Black will not face any action from the club after investigating allegations of corruption.

Southampton have announced that assistant manager Eric Black retains the club's "full support" after ending their internal investigation into allegations of corruption.

The Scotsman was accused by The Telegraph of offering advice on how to bribe club officials.

Undercover reporters secretly filmed a discussion with Black, which prompted Southampton to launch their own probe into the allegations.

On Thursday, the Premier League outfit confirmed via their official website that they have not found any evidence of "wrongdoing" and consider the matter closed.

A statement read: "Despite numerous requests to provide the club with any evidence relating to the allegation against Mr Black, none has been forthcoming.

"There is no evidence of any wrongdoing, and as such, the club now considers the matter closed. Eric Black retains the full support of Southampton Football Club."

Black joined the Saints in June this year to work alongside manager Claude Puel.

Southampton manager Claude Puel before his side's Premier League match against Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
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