Taylor: PFA still support me
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is confident that he is still the right man to lead the players' union.
It has been alleged that Taylor has amassed gambling debts of more than £100,000 with a bookmaker, but he insists he still has the full support of his union.
Taylor told Sky Sports News: "I've never claimed to be holier than thou. What I have claimed is to have been through most things in life, and from that point of view I'll stand by the experience, help and advice I've given to people.
"We use the Sporting Chance Clinic because it's run by people who've been through that mill.
"I'm not saying you have to, but to have experienced most things in life, like I have, I do feel capable of doing the job and developing the PFA for as long as I'm wanted.
"At the moment, it is the most powerful sporting union in the world. I'm mortal and there'll be a time in the future when I'm asked to pass on the baton, but we have a good network of people within both the PFA and our membership.
"They'll make sure that when I do leave I'll be leaving it in good hands, and it'll become stronger than ever."
PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle has defended Taylor and given him his full backing.
Carlisle told Sky Sports News: "What we saw was that Gordon had broken no laws or regulations, and it hadn't impinged on his ability to fulfil any of his duties as chief executive.
"He has our support and hopefully we have his. The accusations of hypocrisy were from the basis that Gordon had condemned all forms of gambling before, but that hadn't been the case.
"He always talked about gambling responsibly and mentioned that it is one of the biggest dangers for new professionals in the modern game.
"There is no hypocrisy in highlighting that something is a danger."