Sam Allardyce spoke to the gathered media outside his house on Wednesday morning before jetting off abroad to reflect on the scandal which has seen him stand down as England manager.
“Entrapment has won on this occasion.” Sam Allardyce apologises for the “unfortunate situation” that led to his departure as England boss pic.twitter.com/WEGR3NiaHK
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 28, 2016
Big Sam left his dream job on Tuesday amid reports that he was on the verge of being sacked by the FA following a undercover sting by The Telegraph into corruption in football.
Allardyce attended multiple meetings set up by his agent during which he discussed ways to circumvent rules regarding player transfers. He was also caught on camera mocking former England boss Roy Hodgson, calling Prince Harry “a very naughty boy” and saying the FA are “all about making money”.
Reflecting on his doorstep, the ex Bolton, Blackburn, Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham manager admitted he has been silly, before claiming “entrapment has won”.
The 61-year-old appeared to be on the verge of tears at one point during the impromptu interview, which ended with him being asked if his career in football was over. He replied: “Who knows?”
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