By now, we must have read about Sam Allardyce's humiliating exit from his dream ‘England’ job just after one game in charge and 67 days at the helm. The 61 year-old is expected to face the Football Association following revelations in an undercover newspaper investigation about comments he made, specifically on third-party ownership and offering advice to businessmen on how to "get around" the governing body's rules on transfers. 

According to him, he was only doing a friend Scott McGarvey, whom he has known for 30 years a favour and he held meetings with people, who were undercover reporters posing as Far East businessmen. The former Sunderland coach got into a huge trouble after it was discovered he negotiated a £400,000 deal with an overseas firm hoping to profit from Premier League transfers and details of the meetings were published on the Daily Telegraph.

Allardyce was also filmed making indiscreet comments about Roy Hodgson, FA president Prince William and his brother Prince Harry.

Shortly after the secrets were blown open, The Football Association chief executive, Martin Glenn, announced that the manager had agreed to leave by “mutual consent”.

Allardyce rues his actions

“I can’t put into words how sad I am to lose the England job. I know I’ve made a huge misjudgement.”
He continued, “On reflection it was a silly thing to do. I just wanted to help out someone I’ve known for 30 years and it was an error of judgment on my behalf. I’ve suffered the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that.”

He also revealed he has apologised to the FA and everyone else affected by the situation. He wished England and their fans the very best adding that he would be taking a break with his family and starting a two-week holiday. Asked if this was his last job in football, he said he would never quit the sport.

However, England under-21 manager, Gareth Southgate will take over the reins of the team as it faces Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain


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