Sam Allardyce is in big trouble tonight, after a investigative video from the Telegraph was released. The England manager was recorded offering businessmen advice on how to get around FA transfer rules, and his future at the helm of the Three Lions is in doubt.
The FA have reportedly contacted the Telegraph about the allegations, and are considering his future in the role, with his chances being described as “touch and go”.
The FA has asked The Telegraph to provide it with full facts relating to their Allardyce story. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 26, 2016
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
Among the lengthly investigation, some quotes stick out.
Speaking about Gary Neville’s poor influence in the England camp:
“So Gary was the wrong influence for him… —-ing, tell Gary to sit down and shut up, you do what you want. You’re the manager, you do what you want, not what anyone else wants.”
Speaking about Roy Hodgson’s potential career in public speaking:
“No, he wouldn’t want to, he’d send them all to sleep, Roy. Woy. He hasn’t got the personality for it.”
He went on to advise businessmen how to cheat FA rules for transfers.
It appears that Sam Allardyce’s future with England hangs in the balance.