Coach given lengthy ban for betting against own team

Fromer Frome Town coach Nick Bunyard Source: De Marke Twitter

An English seventh tier coach has been banned from football until July 2019 after being found guilty of betting against his own teams.

Frome Town coach Nick Bunyard must also pay a fine of £3,000 ($4,900) after being found to have backed the opponents of his side on 45 occasions, including while in charge of Paulton Rovers.

Bunyard was suspended by Frome Town, who play in the Southern Football League in the seventh tier of English football, in April this year when notified of the Football Association's investigation.

An independent commission examined a total of 97 bets made by the manager since September 2014. 

In 2014, the FA implemented a blanket ban to prohibit "all those involved in the game" from betting on football "that takes place anywhere in the world".

Source Omnisport