ALLARDYCE HEADS FOR SPAIN NEXT
Disgraced Three Lions manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly heading for Spain to relax after extensive proceedings with the England Football Association (FA).
The former Sunderland manager’s contract with the FA as the national team coach ended by “mutual consent.” He stopped being the coach due to a scandal exposed by the Telegraph.
Reports say he is heading for a break abroad with Spain being the likely destination. Allardyce spoke to reporters for the first time since the scandal on Wednesday. The Telegraph investigation revealed that Allardyce had agreed to a deal worth £400,000 to discuss third party ownership. An emergency meeting was called at Wembley on Tuesday afternoon. FA Chairman Greg Clarke, and chief executive Martin Glenn were present at the meeting which resolved to look for a replacement.
Gareth Southgate has been appointed to manage the team a pending final decision. The Under 21 boss would take charge of the four forthcoming games of the Three Lions, and reports say he would be given a chance to get the post permanently. Allardyce told reporters he would be taking a break “to chill out and reflect.” It is understood that he would likely head out to his luxury villa in Spain.
Allardyce has a luxury villa priced around £1.5 million on the north eastern part of the Costa Blanca. The abode has an outdoor swimming pool, a bar area at the outside that is furnished with a BBQ, and a ping pong table. He spends time at the house with friends and family, all of whom he would need their support during this trying time. In his autobiography, ‘Big Sam: My Autobiography’ claimed the house took two years to build and has been “the best investment we [he] ever made.” He got the place as part of his £4 million severance package when he was sacked as Newcastle United manager. For his 67-day work with the national team, Allardyce would hold on to £550,000.