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Allardyce to sue English FA over sacking


Abuja –   Former England manager Sam Allardyce has sent a “5,000-word letter’’ to the country’s Football Association (FA) seeking damages for the way they handled his sacking.

Allardyce left his role with the national side by mutual consent after just one game following a newspaper investigation by Britian’s Daily Telegraph.

The investigation had featured a video of him offering advice to undercover reporters on how to “get around’’ FA rules on player transfers.

A report in the Daily Mail newspaper on Wednesday says lawyers for the 62-year-old, who lasted 67 days in the job, have now obtained transcripts of the recordings.

They have consequently written to FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.

The lawyers argue that the FA did not confirm facts before firing Allardyce and that the experienced manager did not breach the terms of his employment.

When contacted by Reuters, the FA refused to comment.(Reuters/NAN)

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