Sacked Allardyce feels in the trap lured in
Sam Allardyce admits that it’s stupid of him was to with so-called Asian investors to talk about illegal practices. The trainer, who Tuesday left as coach of England after revelations in a British newspaper, however, is that he has framed.
Allardyce spoke Wednesday at his home in Bolton with the massive public media. “It is clear that this reason is to leave as head coach. In retrospect it was a stupid action of me”, he says to sky sports tv channels.
With undercover journalists from The Telegraph, did, as representatives of an Asian firm, negotiated Allardyce about a fee of approximately 460,000 euro for a fictitious deal about illegal transferpraktijken.
“I wanted to help someone that I was already thirty years know. But unfortunately that was a wrong assessment of myself.” This refers to Allardyce on agent Scott McGarvey, that the encounter with the so-called Asian company and the English coach had arranged.
“I’m in the lured, ambushed, and that in this case we succeeded. I can do nothing but to accept that.”
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“The ontslagovereenkomst with the FA was in a very amicable atmosphere closed”, said Allardyce. “I apologize to the league and all concerned for the unfortunate situation in which I myself gemanouvreerd have.”
“I have a duty of confidentiality, boys,” said Allardyce against the large group of journalists. “I can not answer questions. Now I will go on vacation to get everything to settle.”
“I want my successor, Gareth Southgate and the rest of the national team the very best wishes.”
Allardyce was just 67 days in office as head coach. Under his reign was one duel played, that England with 1-0 won from Slovakia in the framework of the world cup qualification.
Allardyce did not want to say whether this is the end of his career in football. “Who knows, we’ll see.”
Video: Sam Allardyce gives advice about illegal transferpraktijken