'It was a silly thing to do' - former England and NUFC boss Allardyce apologises
Former England manager Sam Allardyce has told reporters he made “an error of judgment”, adding: “I have paid the consequences.”
The 61-year-old’s contract was terminated by mutual agreement on Tuesday night after crisis talks with the Football Association triggered by a Daily Telegraph investigation in which he was covertly filmed advising undercover reporters on how to sidestep FA transfer regulations.
Clearly shaken by events, Allardyce told reporters outside his home in Bolton on Wednesday morning: “Entrapment has won on this occasion. I have to accept that.”
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