Allardyce was appointed 22nd July amid a blaze of patriotic fever. He proudly announced to a group of England fans hungry for success, “It’s Time To Deliver!” The 61-year-old signed an initial two-year contract with a view to potentially extending that deal until 2020. His first task was to qualify for Russia 2018 and he selected his first squad towards the end of August for the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in Trnava on 4 September. England won the match 0 – 1 with the last kick of the match.
Tonight it appears that those dreams of Russia are all bolloxed. In a nutshell it seems he has lost his dream job, on £3 million a year, for discussing a dodgy deal centring on a payment of £400,000.
It seems Allardyce met with undercover reporters posing as businessman before he took charge of his first England training session.
During the meeting, which was recorded on camera, it is alleged Allardyce said it was “not a problem” to bypass rules on third-party player ownership and claimed he knew of agents who were “doing it all the time”.
An FA statement was released which said Allardyce’s conduct “was inappropriate” and that Gareth Southgate will take temporary charge.
What a greedy git.