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  Head of English football resigns
Updated 02 August 2004, 07.36
Football Association boss Mark Palios has resigned
The man in charge of football in England, Mark Palios, has resigned after stories about his private life.

Palios was the chief executive of the Football Association and had a relationship with a secretary there.

It's the same secretary England coach Sven Goran Eriksson is also thought to have been involved with, and there is a chance he could lose his job too.

Palios says he has not done anything wrong, but decided to quit to help the FA start sorting things out.

Palios had only been in the job for 13 months and is thought to have done a good job while at the FA.

Sven Goran Eriksson may have to quit too
Sven Goran Eriksson may have to quit too
Another FA member of staff, Colin Gibson, has also offered to resign after trying to do a deal with a newspaper.

He told a Sunday newspaper he would give them information about Eriksson's private life if they didn't write anything about Palios.

But instead the newspaper revealed the deal Gibson tried to make, which has caused huge embarrasment to the FA.

Eriksson's future could be decided on Thursday in a special meeting at the Football Association.

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