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Sam Allardyce Reportedly Facing England Exit After Sting

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Sam Allardyce Reportedly Facing England Exit After Sting

London, England – England manager Sam Allardyce is in line to lose his job in charge of the national team, according to a report in The Times, after he was filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership, in a report by the Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph report says Allardyce, who was named England manager weeks before the meetings, was negotiating a deal worth £400,000 to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong as a consultant on how to evade those rules.

The report also alleges Allardyce mocked predecessor Roy Hodgson, while the 61-year-old also discusses England’s Euro 2016 exit, Gary Neville, team selections and potential conflict in speaking engagements.

Press Association Sport reported the FA “is awaiting further information” before choosing a course of action.

FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn are holding an emergency meeting at Wembley this morning and are understood to be extremely disturbed by the allegations. In addition, Allardyce has also been summoned for his side of the story before making a final decision.

However, several reports indicate that the decision has been made and Big Sam will be sacked by the end of the day.