Sam Allardyce’s career as England manager hangs by a thread. The Telegraph broke an exclusive story this morning, claiming the 61 year old negotiated a ‘£400,000 deal and offered advice to businessmen on how to “get around” FA rules on player transfers’.
The footage reveals Allardyce gave ‘foreign investors’ advice on how to profit from the English Premier League’s transfer window. What Allardyce didn’t know, was that the secret meeting with ‘foreign investors’ was actually a planned set-up by undercover Telegraph investigators.
The footage is part of a 10 month investigation that uncovers ‘bribery and corruption’ in English football.
Allardyce also criticised former manager Roy Hodgson, and blamed England’s Euro 2016 failure due to psychological issues. The former Sunderland manager also criticized the English Football Association for being ‘all about money’.
Allardyce’s career looks set to be over before it even began, only having managed one game against Slovakia in September.
England broke a transfer record this season with it’s highest ever spend of £1.17 billion in the Premier League.
It raises many questions regarding corruption and bribery in English football. The FA has asked the Telegraph to provide further evidence to support their investigation.
‘BIG SAM’ SPRUNG
Talked to a few FA people tonight. Allardyce is in for a painful inquisition starting properly tomorrow. Touch and go whether he survives.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 26, 2016