In case you missed this yesterday, England manager Sam Allardyce is in a bit of hot water. A Telegraph investigation revealed that Allardyce used his position as chief of the England team to negotiate a £400,000 deal with a group of “investors” (who turned out to be the undercover investigators), and also gave advice on getting around the FA’s rules against third-party ownership of players. All in all, not a great look.
Whether or not one thinks that’s enough to get the sack, I’ll agree with Arsène Wenger’s take on the matter: Allardyce should probably be heard from before passing judgement. "You have to let Sam Allardyce defend himself and I just hope he will clear his name," said Wenger, and that makes a fair amount of sense.
Of course, more allegations could be coming down the pike, and if so, that may be harder to defend.
Am told there are more revelations to come on Allardyce (& several PL managers). Whatever the details, will get worse before it gets better.— James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 27, 2016
I think I speak for all of us when I say “please let Jose Mourinho be involved in this.”