Football: Allardyce Fights To Save England Job After Newspaper Sting

Football: Allardyce fights to save England job after newspaper sting

LONDON, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 27th Sep, 2016 ) - Sam Allardyce is set for crisis talks with the Football Association on Tuesday as the England manager fights to save his job after being caught in a newspaper sting. Allardyce gave advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules, criticised the FA's decision to rebuild Wembley and mocked his England predecessor Roy Hodgson while being secretly filmed by Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmen.

Allardyce, appointed England manager in July on a #3 million-a-year contract, agreed to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong as an ambassador for their fictitious firm for a fee of #400,000 ($519,000, 461,000 Euros). Senior FA figures were said to be stunned by the revelations and the former Sunderland and West Ham manager was seen driving away from his home in Bolton, north-west England, early on Tuesday morning amid reports he will speak to his employers as they prepare to launch an immediate probe into the scandal.

The FA has asked the Telegraph to provide them with "the full facts in relation to this matter", leaving Allardyce in danger of being sacked just one game into his reign. "I got a call related to the issue and I want the facts in the morning and I will look into it -- it is not appropriate to pre-judge the issue," FA chairman Greg Clarke told the Times. "With things like this you have to take a deep breath and have all the facts and hear everything from everyone.

"Then you can make a judgement about what to do and that's what we will do. Natural justice requires us to get to the bottom of these issues before we make any decision." FA chief executive Martin Glenn, who gave the green light to Allardyce's appointment after Hodgson quit following England's humiliating Euro 2016 last 16 defeat against minnows Iceland, is said to have spoken to Allardyce on Monday evening. He is reportedly due to talk to him again on Tuesday and will then decide with Clarke whether Allardyce, whose only England match to date produced a 1-0 win in Slovakia, will cling onto his job just 67 days after he was hired.