Sam Allardyce Eyes Football Job After England Resignation over Telegraph Claims

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Published: September 28, 2016

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Sam Allardyce reportedly wants to return to football again following his departure as England manager and bemoaned the "entrapment" that saw him caught up in a newspaper sting. 

The 61-year-old left the England post on Tuesday, after just one match in charge following the release of footage by the Telegraph showing Allardyce telling undercover reporters that it was "not a problem" to circumvent FA rules on outlawed third-party ownership.

According to the Daily Mail's Matt Lawton and Charles Sale, despite the ignominious circumstances of his departure, Allardyce still received "a seven-figure payoff."

Allarydce subsequently told Sky Sports that "he intends to return to football management."

Sky Sports News HQ's Kaveh Solhekol provided further details of Allardyce's comments:



In a video interview released by Sky, he responded, "Who knows, we'll wait and see," when asked if the England job would be his last in football. He also said "entrapment has won" in the case of his downfall:



BBC Sport's Richard Conway relayed the full statement in which Allardyce revealed he took the meeting with the undercover reporters—who posed as businessmen "purporting to represent a Far East firm that was hoping to profit from the Premier League’s billion-pound transfer market"—in order to help an old acquaintance:



Per the Guardian, the former West Ham United manager told Sky the associate in question was football agent Scott McGarvey, who "was desperate to get a job from people who turned out to be undercover reporters."

Following Allardyce's dismissal, England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has been installed as England's interim boss for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain, according to the Guardian.

The Telegraph has also ...
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