The BBC is set to name three top football managers who have been accused of taking bungs, reports the Daily Mail. Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond is due in Court on Monday after bringing a libel case against the BBC programme Football's Dirty Secrets, which was first screened in September 2006. The programme inferred that Bond would consider taking undisclosed payments from football agents.
The BBC, which will be protected by legal privilege at the hearing, is preparing to show 50 hours of undercover footage - most of which ended up on the cutting-room floor - as part of their defence.
Bond's solicitor, David Price, confirmed that his client is pursuing the action, which has already cost him a fortune in legal fees. "It's going ahead on June 15," he said. "I've got no further comment to make."