Sam Allardyce 'on the brink' of being sacked as England manager, claims the Telegraph

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sam Allardyce is 'on the brink' of losing his job as manager of the England football team, according to the Daily Telegraph - the newspaper whose undercover investigation has placed his position in jeopardy.

The Telegraph cites unnamed sources as saying Allardyce's position is under extreme pressure, and that the FA take a "dim view" of the revelations published on the paper's website yesterday.

The report also says "it is understood that he could leave [his] job as soon as Tuesday afternoon." The FA has not commented on the rumours. 

Allardyce, who has been in charge of the England team for only one match, was filmed by a team of undercover reporters saying there were ways to get around the rules on third-party ownership of footballers.

The rules are implemented by the FA, which runs the English game and is Allardyce's direct employer.

Allardyce was also filmed mocking his predecessor as England manager, Roy Hodgson, and making negative comments about English players.

Earlier, an FA insider told Sky Sports News that there is a sense of disbelief at the organisation around the Telegraph report.

News of the 'sting' on Allardyce comes just 67 days after the former Bolton, West Ham and Sunderland manager was hired to manage the national team following England's disastrous performance at Euro 2016.

The Telegraph claims Allardyce is now being interrogated by FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn, however this has not been confirmed.

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