Tranmere boss Moore admits FA charge over betting breach

Ronnie Moore knows he's in the wrong. Photo: PA

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has admitted a Football Association charge of misconduct in relation to betting, the governing body has announced.

Moore was suspended by the Sky Bet League One club on February 17 after an investigation was launched by the FA's Football Integrity Unit, and the 61-year-old was last week charged over "multiple breaches" of betting rules.

A statement on thefa.com read: "Ronnie Moore has admitted an FA charge regarding multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting.

"The Tranmere Rovers manager has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course."

Current regulations prohibit players, managers and club officials from betting on competitions in which their teams are involved.

Assistant manager John McMahon has been in temporary charge at Tranmere during Moore's suspension as Rovers battle against relegation.

A statement on Rovers' official website revealed the club will review Moore's position at Prenton Park.

The statement read: "Tranmere Rovers Football Club has been informed by the FA that Ronnie Moore has admitted an FA charge regarding multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting and requested a personal hearing.

"We will review Mr Moore's position over the next 24 hours."