Dons legend Eric Black has been cleared of “any wrongdoing” by Southampton in the wake of claims of alleged corruption at the top levels in the English game.
Southampton assistant boss Black was among those named during The Daily Telegraph’s investigation into alleged corruption in the game.
With the use of secretly-filmed footage, the newspaper had alleged he offered advice to an undercover reporter, posing as a businesswoman, on how to bribe officials at other clubs for information on players.
Black, who scored in Aberdeen’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup final, denied the allegations.
Southampton carried out a full internal investigation into the matter and say they are satisfied with Black’s conduct and insists he retains their full support. A statement from the club said: “Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has closed its internal investigation into allegations made by The Telegraph against first team assistant manager Eric Black.
“Despite numerous requests to provide the club with any evidence relating to the allegation against Mr Black, none has been forthcoming.
“There is no evidence of any wrongdoing, and as such, the club now considers the matter closed.
“Eric Black retains the full support of Southampton Football Club.”