Allardyce in hot water after Daily Telegraph report, with Alan Pardew favourite to replace him
Sam Allardyce has only taken charge of one competitive England game, although it might be his last after the Daily Telegraph captured the former Sunderland manager on camera criticising the FA and his predecessor Roy Hodgson.
It also appears that Allardyce is using his position of England manager for financial gain and William Hill go even money that Big Sam is axed before next week’s clash against Malta on Saturday 8 October.
Allardyce might yet cling on to his position and Hills offer 8/11 that he remains in charge for the next World Cup qualifier, with the FA likely to be reluctant to act hastily considering that they have only just installed their new man.
However, they will be embarrassed by the expose which has shown their manager to be a money-grabbing and calculating individual with little in the way of a moral compass when it comes to making money from the game.
Given that Allardyce is already making a hefty salary as the manager of the national team, it’s a shame that he feels the need to go chasing the cash in other places.
Alan Pardew is the 6/1 favourite to become the next manager of England should the FA take strict action and axe Allardyce although that somehow seems unlikely despite the fact that he’s badly overstepped the mark by meeting up with “fake” businessmen.
The FA can use the excuse that Allardyce was caught in a trap although he’s said some pretty damning things on camera.
Eddie Howe is 8/1 to become the next England manager, with Steve Bruce a more interesting contender at 7/1 considering that he’s out of work at the moment and might be available without any compensation fee.