England manager Sam Allardyce is close to being sacked by the FA, according to The Times.
FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn held an emergency meeting at Wembley this morning, where Allardyce will later meet with his employers.
The duo are understood to be “extremely disturbed” by the allegations Allardyce offered advice on how to circumvent FA third-party ownership laws and tried to negotiate a £400,000 deal to address investors in a Far East firm.
Greed won’t go down well at the FA. Allardyce chasing £400k from outside on top of his £3m #eng salary at a time of many cutbacks at the FA.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 27, 2016
Allardyce will be afforded the opportunity to explain his side of the story but the report suggests Clarke and Glenn have “major misgivings over whether he can continue in the job”.
The report adds:
“If Clarke and Glenn decide that Allardyce’s position is untenable they will make a recommendation to an emergency meeting of the FA board that his contract should be terminated. The judgement may come down to whether allowing him to remain as England manager will store up even bigger problems for the FA in the longer term, especially if the governing body has to deal with other disciplinary issues arising from The Telegraph investigation into football agents and managers.”
Allardyce was also filmed criticising Roy Hodgson, Gary Neville and the FA’s decision to rebuild Wembley.