Paul Elliott has resigned as a Breach of the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity.

The former Aston Villa, and defender was reappointed as one of the charity’s nine trustees in September 2015, having resigned after only two weeks in the article in 2013.

But on Thursday, the 54-year-old resigned for another time.

Elliott refused to comment on the specifics of his resignation when approached by BBC Sport.

The PFA and its charity arm have been under scrutiny in recent months .

Chairman Ben Purkiss known for an independent review of the union’s activities and governance.

Meanwhile, the Charity Commission has begun its inquiry to the PFA Charity.

In a statement it said:”We have opened a regulatory compliance situation to the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity to examine concerns regarding the government agreements and also to describe a number of issues relating to the charity’s financial agreements and accounts. We will be engaging with trustees on such issues and can’t comment further at this time.”

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, that has been the major figure in the players’ union for 37 years, was criticised recently, including by chairman Purkiss.

Over 300 current and former players have also allegedly signed a letter calling for Taylor to resign.


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