The Football Association is to investigate allegations that several Premiership managers havebeen placing bets on top-flight matches.
The claims were made by a former employee of bookmakers Victor Chandler.
“We will see if there has been any breach of our regulations and we would welcome any information that would help our inquiries,” said an FA spokesman.
Chandler has obtained a High Court injunction prohibiting the naming of the managers accused.
“He wants to maintain his clients’ right to privacy,” said PR man Max Clifford, who has been representing Chandler.
“We were at the High Court yesterday making sure no-one could reveal their names.”
According to FA managers and players are forbidden from betting on competitions they are involved in.
It has been reported that one of the managers allegedly involved had gambled ££12 million in one year, losing £415,000 on his bets.