Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was accused in court by a football agent of taking money as part of transfer deals.
The Scot was also accused of giving the gift of a £30,000 Rolex watch to help fix the result of a Manchester United match.
Pagliari also said made allegations about former manager Harry Redknapp, and ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conté, now in charge of Inter Milan. More generally, he compared many football managers to second-hand car salesmen, and claimed he had opened foreign bank accounts for many of them.
According to Pagliari the game in question was a Champions League fixture between United and Juventus, a club with which the Italian was associated with at the time.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.