Sam Allardyce's job as the England manager might be on the line after he was exposed by a couple of reporters from Telegraph in a sting operation. Sam reportedly had used his position to negotiate a deal worth £400,000 with a football agency to secure an unnamed footballer's transfer.
In a shocking reveal by the newspaper Telegraph, Allardyce, who had succeeded Roy Hodgson as England's boss following their group-stage defeat in the Euro 2016, was caught explaining how to circumvent the rules of FA to buy stakes in Premier League clubs to two businessmen from Singapore.
Allardyce had also agreed to travel to Singapore in the meeting with the two men, which stretched across four hours. The Englishman was oblivious to the fact that he was being filmed as part of a 10-month long investigation by the Telegraph that has unearthed widespread evidence of bribery and corruption in British football.
The issue of “third-party ownership” in football has been described as “slavery” which allows companies to own a stake in a footballer. The FA banned this practice in 2008, and football’s world governing body, FIFA, followed in 2015 by banning the concept of third-party ownership.
Telegraph also reported that Sam had revealed to the
The report also spoke about Allardyce
Following this revelations, the FA will meet on Tuesday morning with new chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn deciding to investigate into the matter.
"I want all the facts, to hear everything from everyone and make a judgement about what to do," Greg Clarke told the Daily Mail, on Monday. Looks like the bad days for England's national team are not yet over.
Click here to watch a clip of the sting operation conducted by the Telegraph.