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Corruption sacking for Sam Allardyce?

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Newly appointed England manager Sam Allardyce is already in hot water. An FA probe is underway and there is a threat he may be sacked in the wake of a video published by Telegraph journalists who conducted a sting operation on the manager.

Allardyce was exposed as part of negotiations over a £400,000 deal and is seen to have offered advice about manipulating loopholes in transfer regulations.

Allardyce met a group that he believed represented a large firm from the Far East and offered advice on overcoming regulations regarding the third-party ownership of players, which was banned worldwide by FIFA in 2015 but has been illegal in England since 2008.

After only one game in charge of the three lions ‘Big Sam’ faces a threat that could hastily end his career.

Believed currently to be undergoing FA investigation in person at Wembley stadium, the video at one point see’s Allardyce seemingly explain how to make personal gain from a club transfer - “and you've done a deal with the agent where you're getting five percent of the agent's fee, which is massive for doing about two hours' work."

The FA have requested a full examination of the Telegraph’s evidence and the investigation is on-going. It would not be a surprise if Allardyce’ departure is announced in the coming hours. However in footballing terms it would be a shame - despite a lack of experience at elite top flight clubs Allardyce’ has a sturdy record and offers a drive and personality to the England managers’ role that has arguably been absent for a long time. If the allegations turn out to be correct though, expect a swift departure.




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