EXCLUSIVE: Football child abuse whistleblower in disbelief that Dario Gradi was able to...

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    One of the key whistleblowers in football's child abuse scandal says it is a "joke" that Dario Gradi was able to retire on his own terms following his controversy-hit final years at Crewe Alexandra. The 78-year-old, who will stand down from his role as director of football, was the club's most successful manager, taking charge of 1,359 games during three spells from 1983. However, in 2016, he was suspended by the Football Association as investigations were launched into abuse by youth coach Barry Bennell, who is now serving a 31-year sentence for abusing boys while at the club in the 1980s.

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