How Big Sam’s scam has left England adrift

Greed and foolhardiness cut Sam Allardyce’s tenure short, but there were warning signs earlier

2nd October, 2016
Blink and youll miss him: Sam Allardyce oversees a training session during his brief time in charge of England Picture: Getty

‘This is the pinnacle of my career and I don’t want to fail,” declared Sam Allardyce when he was appointed manager of the England national team on July 22. After just one match and less than three months in charge, the job is now no longer his.

Having achieved a lifetime ambition by earning the chance to manage his country, the speed at which Big Sam has fallen from grace has caught...

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