GOALKEEPING coach of the England women's football team Lee Kendall, who is from Blackwood, has quit following claims he repeatedly spoke to a black player in a Caribbean accent.

Although a Football Association investigation ruled no further action should be taken against Mr Kendall following the accusations from Eni Aluko, the organisation has announced he has quit.

Ms Aluko, who is of African descent, made her claims during a review of the culture of the England team.

An FA statement said: "The FA has completed its investigation into allegations made by Eniola Aluko regarding Lee Kendall.

"The investigation has now concluded and it was decided that no further action was necessary.

"Despite the FA's conclusion, Lee Kendall has decided to resign from his position as goalkeeping coach of the England Women's senior team.

"It is Lee's choice to focus on the future and on pursuing his career elsewhere. We wish him well for the future."