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Allardyce steps down as England manager

England's head coach Sam Allardyce, pictured in 2015, was filmed telling what he thought was a group of Far East investors it was possible to "get around" Football Association regulations preventing third parties from owning players
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Allardyce filmed giving undercover journalists advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules

Sam Allardyce stepped down as England manager by mutual consent after just two months, the Football Association said Tuesday after was caught in a newspaper sting.

Allardyce gave advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules, criticized the FA's decision to rebuild Wembley and mocked his England predecessor Roy Hodgson while being secretly filmed by Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmen.

Allardyce, 61, appointed England manager in July on a £3 million ($3.9 mn, 3.5 mn euros)-a-year contract, also agreed to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong as an ambassador for their fictitious firm for a fee of £400,000.

He ends his tenure after just one game, with a 100% percent win record, after a 1-0 win in Slovakia .


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