FA orders review of January transfers

THE Football Association have ordered a review of transfers taking place in England, beginning with the recent January window.Quest, a firm of investigators led by former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Stevens, will conduct the review, and will also monitor transfers during the summer of 2008.

THE Football Association have ordered a review of transfers taking place in England, beginning with the recent January window.

Quest, a firm of investigators led by former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Stevens, will conduct the review, and will also monitor transfers during the summer of 2008.

Commenting on the review, FA director of governance Jonathan Hall said: "It will focus specifically on reviewing the FA's processes in respect of the new agents regulations, assessing compliance with FA Rules and identifying any areas of poor practice within the industry."

The FA have also set up a "whistleblower' hotline to report "any potential problems with the transfer market and the financial side of football generally”.


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The number for the new line is 0844 980 8218.

The FA's statement continued: "Both these new measures form part of the FA's enhanced regulatory capacity, including extra resource in the Financial Regulation department, upgraded database systems, an information hotline and tailor-made guidance notes based around the new football agents regulations.”

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