The England boss, who has only been in charge of the national team for one match, is alleged to have struck a deal worth £400,000 with undercover reporters posing as representatives of a Far East firm.
MailOnline reports that Allardyce was captured on camera appearing to tell reporters that it was ‘not a problem’ getting around FA rules that stop third parties ‘owning’ football players’ economic rights.
The controversial practice was banned by the FA – Allardyce’s employers – in 2008 over concerns it compromised the integrity of the game, as the third party could profit whenever a player was sold.
When asked about the rules, Allardyce was filmed on a hidden camera saying: ‘It’s not a problem.’
He added an unnamed group had been ‘doing it for years’ and ‘you can still get around it’, suggesting they employ the player’s agents to compensate for the fact they are no longer allowed to profit from each transfer directly.
It is alleged by the Telegraph that a deal was struck with the England manager worth £400,000.
The Football Association is investigating the allegations but many fans are already calling for his sack.
Below are some comments on Twitter:
‘If the FA don’t sack Sam Allardyce they’re as guilty as he is. Shoddy manager should never have been appointed.’
‘The FA should do the decent and honorable thing for the country and the national team and sack Sam Allardyce immediately.’
‘Loved Allardyce at Sunderland but if all the allegations are true, he’s got to go.’