Sam Allardyce, the England manager may lose his job after he was filmed in an undercover investigation giving advice on how to bend the country’s FA rules on transfer of players.
The man fondly called Big Sam was filmed using his new position as England manager to negotiate a £400,000 deal with fake businessmen and offer them advice about how to get around Football Association transfer rules on transfers relating to the complicated third party ownership of foreign players.
The businessmen were in fact from a fictitious Far East firm cast in a sting by Daily Telegraph.
The coach, said to be the best paid national coach in the world, also said several unpleasant things for which he has been invited to face questioning by his employers, the English FA today.
In the film, Allardyce mocks Hodgson’s speech — calling him ‘Woy’. He also says Hodgson would ‘send people to sleep,’ as an after dinner speaker, adding that ‘he hasn’t got the personality for it,’.
He also said that Hodgson ‘just collapsed’ as England manager and that the players had ‘let him down’.
Allardyce blames former England No 2 Neville for the failure to send on Marcus Rashford earlier as England crashed out to Iceland at Euro 2016 and accused him of being ‘the wrong mix’. Allardyce adds: ‘****ing tell Gary to sit down and shut up, so you can do what you want.’
Allardyce claimed the FA had ‘stupidly’ rebuilt Wembley for £870million. He also said of his employers: ‘They’re all about making money aren’t they? You know the FA’s the richest football association in the world? Well, I shouldn’t say that. They’re not the richest at all. What they do is they have the biggest turnover in the world with £325m.’
The Daily Mail reported exact date of the sting is unclear but it was suspected to have taken place before his first game in charge of the England team – the 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory in Slovakia on September 4.
Allardyce, former coach of Sunderland, West Ham and Bolton Wanderers earns £3m-a-year plus bonuses two-year contract with a further two-year option just two months ago. He is the world’s highest-paid international manager.
Reported by Mail Online.