Sam Allardyce is ‘on the brink of being sacked’ as England manager after being summoned to Wembley for crisis talks for allegedly giving advice to businessmen on how to ‘get around’ player transfer rules.
The England manager’s career was thrown into jeopardy last night after footage emerged of the 61-year-old apparently dishing out controversial tips to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters who were posing as businessmen from a Far East firm.
Yesterday, as the bombshell claims emerged, new FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn hauled Allardyce to a meeting where he was grilled about the allegations.
This morning, the 61-year-old – who was hired for the top job just two months ago – was seen leaving his home in Bolton, Greater Manchester, to make his way to England’s London stadium for a crunch meeting.
FA bosses are now said to be close to deciding whether his position is untenable but are believed to have major concerns about him continuing in the role.
They told the Mail that they wanted the ‘full facts’ before making a ‘judgement’ and are understood to have organised this morning’s meeting to hear his version of events.
Allardyce has not made any comment but, according to The Sun, he has told friends that he believes England bosses will sack him before next week’s World Cup qualifier with Malta