Former Sangju Sangmu Phoenix coach found dead - report

The Military team's ex-boss has died and there are fears he allegedly committed suicide following his involvement in a match-fixing scnadal
Former Sangju Sangmu Phoenix coach Lee Soo-cheol has been found dead, police in Korea have said.

His death comes just three months after receiving a two-year suspended jail sentence for his part in a K-League match fixing scandal.

Yonhap News Agency reports the 45-year-old coach was found dead in his home in Bundang, south of Seoul, in what appears like an alleged suicide.

A police investigator said: "No suicide note was found, but his family members said he has been distressed in recent months by the match-rigging scandal."

Cheol was found guilty of trying to blackmail a player over the scandal in July.

The coach's death follows that of another Sangmu player who alledgedly committed suicide during the initial match-fixing investigations in May.