Sam Allardyce scandal: England boss on verge of sack after rule bending meetings with fake journalists

Sam Allardyce scandal: England boss on verge of sack after rule bending meetings with fake journalists
Sep 27, 2016

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England manager Sam Allardyce’s job is hanging by a thread after a scandal was leaked yesterday regarding his rule breaking opinions on third-party ownership of players. Allardyce, 61, is set for crisis talks with the FA today regarding his future and job security, a meeting which could see him lose his job just 66 days after being appointed as Roy Hodgson’s replacement.

The Football Association are currently analysing footage that was captured of Allardyce discussing current rules on third-party ownership of players and the loopholes he has developed over his time. He also used his role as England manager as a stepping stone to agree a £400,000 deal which would involve him with a Far East firm and become their foreign keynote.

It was later discovered that this firm were actually undercover reporters who were only interested in leaking the whole thing and exposing Sam Allardyce for his rule breaking mindset.

The drama didn’t end there for Big Sam, however, as he was also recorded insulting previous England boss Roy Hodgson, criticising his management style and labelling him “Woy” instead of Roy. He also took a dig at former coach in Hodgson’s setup Gary Neville, saying that Roy should’ve told him to “sit down and shut up” due to his ‘know-it-all’ attitude.

There were also question marks on Allardyce’s side regarding The FA’s decision to revamp Wembley Stadium in a £870m rejuvenation project, something which was labelled “stupid” by the England boss.

It is unsure what the future holds for Big Sam and the England side, but you can’t help but feel his days are numbered already after a humiliating saga which has turned his “dream job” into an absolute nightmare.

On a brighter note, if he is relieved of his duties he will be the only manager in English history to have a 100% record as manager of the national team, so at least he has that.

Bookies are stopping odds being taken on Allardyce being sacked as it looks increasingly likely as the hours go on. Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe and Steve Bruce are the front runners for the job should it become vacant, with Crystal Palace gaffer Pardew leading the way.

 

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