- Title: England manager Allardyce caught in newspaper sting
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 21, 2016) (REUTERS) ALLARDYCE SHAKING HANDS WITH UEFA PRESIDENT, ALEKSANDER CEFERIN BEFORE THE EURO 2020 LOGO LAUNCH ALLARDYCE WALKING THROUGH LONDON'S CITY HALL
- Embargoed: 12th October 2016 08:50
- Keywords: Allardyce England Telegraph the Football Association transfer market newspaper sting
- Location: VARIOUS
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00251CDIRJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: England soccer team manager Sam Allardyce has been caught up in a newspaper sting in which he is alleged to have met a bogus consortium of Far East businessmen seeking advice on the Premier League's billion pound transfer market.
During meetings with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph, Allardyce is reported to have criticised his predecessor Roy Hodgson, calling him "Woy" and saying he "hasn't got the personality" for public speaking.
Former Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United and Sunderland boss Allardyce replaced Hodgson as England manager in July.
Allardyce is also alleged to have said England's players were under-performing because they had a "psychological barrier" and "can't cope", suggested players who were not being played for their club should not be picked for England and described the FA decision to redevelop Wembley Stadium as "stupid".
Reuters was unable to independently verify the report.
An FA spokesman said: "We have asked The Daily Telegraph to provide us with the full facts in relation to this matter."
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