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Big Sam sting

Sam Allardyce filmed using England manager’s job in bid to land ‘짙400,000 deal’ and calling Hodgson ‘Woy’

Big Sam, who replaced Roy Hodgson as Three Lions혻manager in July, was quizzed by FA chiefs on Monday

SAM ALLARDYCE faces the sack혻over claims he used his job as England manager to land a 짙400,000 deal.

England?셲 new boss혻is accused of abusing his position to help businessmen “get around” FA transfer rules.

Allardyce was targeted by undercover reporters talking about third party owned players
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Allardyce was targeted by undercover reporters talking about third party owned players
Sam Allardyce only took over from Roy Hodgson as England boss in July
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Sam Allardyce only took over from Roy Hodgson as England boss in July

Allardyce, who has only been in charge for one game after replacing혻Roy Hodgson as manager in July, was quizzed by FA chiefs on Monday.

He is accused to meeting up with a bogus consortium, who were in fact undercover reporters posing as Far East businessmen혻who claimed they were혻interested in bringing overseas players to England.

Allardyce, 61 – who is paid 짙3million a year plus bonuses as England manager –혻agreed to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong as an ambassador and explained to the ?쐀usinessmen??how they could circumvent FA rules which prohibit third parties ?쐎wning??players.

The businessmen laid on a series of lavish dinners and hotel receptions for 혻high-profile football people, including Allardyce.

Over the course of two meetings Allardyce told the fictitious businessmen that it was ?쐍ot a problem??/a> to bypass the rules introduced by his employers in 2008.

He said he knew of혻 certain agents who were ?쐂oing it all the time??and added: ?쏽ou can still get around it. I mean obviously the big money?셲 here.??/p>

And during Allardyce?셲혻 meetings he also mocked predecessor Roy Hodgson, calling him ?쏻oy??and saying that he ?쐆asn?셳 got the personality??/a> for public speaking.

He also criticised혻 Princes William and Harry as well as former Three Lions assistant manager Gary Neville.

England?셲 players were also said to have a ?쐏sychological barrier??and were accused of being unable to ?쐁ope??by the Three Lions boss.

 

What Big Sam said to hidden camera

On Roy Hodgson: ?쏦e?셝 send them all to sleep, Roy. Woy. He hasn?셳 got the personality for it.??/p>

On selecting his England squad: “Jack Wilshere, on the bench for Arsenal. Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench… When they?셱e not playing for the club, they?셱e just short of match practice.??/p>

On Wembley Stadium: “They completely floored it and then rebuilt the new stadium which is fabulous, but that sort of debt is not really what you want. ”

On the FA: “They?셱e all about making money aren?셳 they?”

On Prince William: ?쏷he only one that never turned up was Prince William. He?셲 our ambassador for the Football Association, so it would have been nice if he?셝 have turned up but he obviously had more, much busier things on.??/p>

On Prince Harry: ?쏦arry?셲 a naughty boy. He?셲 a very naughty boy, very naughty. He shows his bottom and all sorts.??/p>

Sam Allardyce has only been in charge of England for one game
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Sam Allardyce has only been in charge of England for one game

New FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn were in talks last night to discuss the allegations against Big Sam as the extent of the video became clear.

Allardyce must get FA permission to lend his name or to be involved or associated with any business practices as part of his England contract.

He was playing in the Football Writers??golf day at Stoke Park on Monday when he was made aware of the allegations.

Allardyce, his agent and the FA?셲 legal team, were then involved in talks to discuss the sting.

The FA confirmed they were aware of the allegations and are waiting for a full transcript before responding .

A spokesman said: ?쏻e have asked the Daily Telegraph to provide us with the full facts in relation to this matter and are awaiting their response.??/p>

The Telegraph claim혻 Allardyce used his position as England manager to negotiate a 짙400,000 deal and offered advice to businessmen on how to ?쐅et around??FA rules on player transfers.

 

Sam Allardyce is being probed over claims made in the Telegraph
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Sam Allardyce is being probed over claims made in the Telegraph
Sam Allardyce with FA chief executive Martin Glenn
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Sam Allardyce with FA chief executive Martin Glenn

 

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