Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is back in the frame for the England job after Sam Allardyce’s future was thrown into doubt.
Allardyce faces a fight to remain at the England helm as the Football Association investigates secretly-filmed conversations which appear to show the recently-appointed manager making a variety of controversial comments to undercover reporters.
Named Roy Hodgson’s successor after the embarrassing Euro 2016 exit to Iceland, the former Bolton, West Ham and Sunderland boss’ position is under enormous scrutiny just 67 days after being handed the role of his dreams.
Allardyce was secretly filmed by the Daily Telegraph’s investigations team during a 10-month probe, which the newspaper claims “separately unearthed widespread evidence of bribery and corruption in British football”.
The video appears to show the 61-year-old making numerous controversial remarks about subjects varying from England players to circumventing regulations, and side work to his employers.
Reports are rife that Allardyce could now lose his job and the bookies already have Pardew, and former Hull boss Steve Bruce among the favourites.