Sam Allardyce was secretly filmed by undercover reporters from The Telegraph appearing to tell them how to “get around” the Football Association’s transfer rules regarding third-party ownership.
The 61-year-old, who was hired as England boss in July, was also heard mocking his predecessor Roy Hodgson by calling him “Woy”, and claimed that former Three Lions coach Gary Neville was the “wrong influence” during Euro 2016.
The former Sunderland and West Ham United boss also allegedly tried to negotiate a £400,000 deal during the meeting with reporters posing as businessmen for a Far East investment firm.
The England boss did, though, state that he would need to discuss with his bosses at the FA before taking on an ambassadorial role.
According to The Times, FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn are ‘extremely disturbed’ by the allegations, and after holding an emergency meeting at Wembley this morning, they are close to calling time on Allardyce’s short England career.
The former Bolton Wanderers boss has had just one game in charge of the national side – a 1-0 win over Slovakia.
The Three Lions are due to join up for duty next week when they face Malta and Slovenia in World Cup qualifiers.