Wednesday 7 December 2016

Revealed: Sam Alladyce nets big payout from the FA after departing as England manager

Jack de Menezes

Published 28/09/2016 | 12:37

Sam Allardyce leaves his home in Bolton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 28, 2016. Allardyce left his role as England manager by mutual consent yesterday evening over newspaper allegations he offered advice on how to circumvent rules on player transfers. Photo credit should read: Dave Howarth/PA Wire
Sam Allardyce leaves his home in Bolton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 28, 2016. Allardyce left his role as England manager by mutual consent yesterday evening over newspaper allegations he offered advice on how to circumvent rules on player transfers. Photo credit should read: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

Sam Allardyce left his role as England manager after 67 days in the job with a seven-figure pay-out after receiving more than £1m following his resignation.

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Allardyce mutually agreed to leave the England set-up after an undercover investigation by The Telegraph captured him negotiating lucrative speaking engagements in the Far East worth £400,000 and advising supposed investors in how to get around Football Association rules on third-party ownership.

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However, the Daily Mail has revealed that Allardyce walked away from his £3m-a-year contract with a seven-figure pay-out after negotiating a severance agreement with the Football Association, which the manager confirmed on Wednesday morning contains a confidentiality clause.

“It was an error in judgement and I paid the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that. The agreement was done very amicably with the FA and I apologise to those and all concerned in the unfortunate position I've put myself in.

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“I have a confidentiality agreement and I can't answer any more questions. I am going to go and reflect on it. I would like to wish Gareth [Southgate, England caretaker manager] and all of the England lads the best.”

(© Independent News Service)

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