Football

England axe for Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager after just one game in charge, the Football Association has confirmed. The news came on Tuesday evening after a day of talks between Allardyce and his FA bosses over allegations he discussed how to circumvent rules on player transfers while speaking to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters. The ...

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Agent McGarvey 'has been naive'

The agent at the centre of the Sam Allardyce sting is “shocked” by the Daily Telegraph report and denies wrongdoing, his lawyers say. Scott McGarvey introduced the England manager to undercover reporters he believed were businessmen representing a firm of investors, the newspaper claims. The FA is considering sacking Allardyce over comments made to the reporters, according to sources, while Sky Sports ...

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England manager controversies

Sam Allardyce is certainly not the first England manager to find himself in the midst of controversy. Sky sources understand Allardyce is “deeply embarrassed” after he was secretly filmed discussing the possibility of circumventing Football Association rules on third-party ownership and mocking predecessor Roy Hodgson. A report in The Daily Telegraph claims Allardyce told undercover reporters posing as businessmen it ...

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