IFK director Persson quits after tax scandal

January 3, 2006

STOCKHOLM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - IFK Gothenburg director Mats Persson has quit after a tax scandal over the purchases of two players, the first division club announced on Tuesday.

Persson was detained for two days in November during an investigation into the signings of Peter Ijeh and Stefan Selakovic.

The Swedish tax office is demanding 11.8 million crowns (£1.5million) from the club.

'Both IFK Gothenburg and Mats Persson want to move on,' club chairman Bengt Halse said in a statement.