Sam Allardyce’s role as England manager was cut short after he was forced out of the position following a newspaper corruption sting, though is set to receive a huge payoff.
Despite a 67 day stint as England boss, ‘Big Sam’ will be handed a £1 million payout after being sacked by the FA.
The former Premier League stalwart was appointed on a initial two-year deal worth a cool £6 million but the corruption revelation filmed by the Telegraph prompted the board to make a swift decision, which was ultimately to relieve him of his duties.
The 61-year-old was secretly filmed negotiating a £400,000 deal while discussing about how to get around FA rules about third-party ownership of players, After “intense interrogation” by the FA hierarchy including Grey Dyke and Martin Glenn his job became untenable.
He acknowledged his mistake when speaking to reporters saying; “Obviously I have to do this before I go away. On reflection it was a silly thing to do.”
Continuing to add by saying he was a victim of entrapment; “Entrapment has won on this occasion.“