Big Sam to sue the FA over contentious sacking as England manager

first_img1 Sam Allardyce plans to sue the Football Association following his controversial sacking as England boss after just one game in charge.Allardyce’s representatives have been in contact with the FA since his departure last September and that the 62-year-old has challenged the nature of claims made against him in the Daily Telegraph.He was sacked as national boss after just 67 days and the FA has received and acknowledged a recent letter from Allardyce’s camp, but the organisation has not commented publicly.Big Sam lost his job following a sting by undercover reporters posing as businessmen and allegedly advising them on how to by-pass FA rules on third-party ownership.But Allardyce’s legal team strenuously deny this and therefore feel his sacking was unjust and made clear their feelings in a 5,000-word letter sent to FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.A source told the Daily Mail: “The FA bottled it. They saw the negative coverage and seemed to panic, being more concerned about appearing decisive than the truth.“Look how the clubs dealt with the Telegraph’s claims — they did not pre-judge — and the accusations amounted to one investigation into a Barnsley assistant coach.” Allardyce managed England for one game – the 1-0 victory over Slovakia last_img read more

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