A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.
Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England striker Andy Carroll – when he visited the east London club’s training ground to sell them luxury hampers.
The 48-year-old, of Hillcroft, Loughton, Essex, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in October of 18 counts of fraud, totalling more than £61,000.
Ackerman used the pseudonym […]
The City of London Police has opened a criminal investigation into an allegation of bribery after reviewing material gathered by the Daily Telegraph investigation into suspected corruption in football.
The Daily Telegraph’s “Football for Sale” investigation led to Sam Allardyce having to leave his position as England manager in September after he was filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership.
Other figures within the football world were also implicated including Southampton assistant manager Eric Black, Leeds owner […]
Disgraced former England manager Sam Allardyce could make a quick return to Premier League strugglers Sunderland after leaving his post with the national team.
The 62-year-old was forced to quit as England boss after incriminating footage of him advising people he thought were agents on how to get around the Football Association’s rules on third-party ownership.
Allardyce only managed one game with the Three Lions, having left Sunderland just before the start of the season to replace Roy Hodgson.
However, a Chinese consortium […]
Sam Allardyce is understood to be “outraged” after agents’ chief Mel Stein said the Football Association could have dug deeper for information before appointing him as England boss.
Press Association Sport understands Allardyce, who left his post last week after just 67 days in charge after making controversial comments in conversation with undercover reporters, is considering legal action after being made aware of Stein’s comments on Wednesday evening.
Association of Football Agents founder Stein said the FA should have asked his colleagues […]
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has admitted to being “extremely surprised” and “very sad” at the affair that ended Sam Allardyce’s brief reign as England manager.
“Of course I am extremely surprised. I am also very, very sad about what has happened, about what we are reading, that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that there might be other issues coming and other stories coming out,” Infantino said in an exclusive interview with AFP.
“It is sad, it is sad […]
Wayne Rooney says he is getting “slaughtered” for Sam Allardyce’s claim that the England captain plays “wherever he wants”.
Allardyce made the comment after his one-and-only game in charge against Slovakia last month.
And while Rooney revealed that Allardyce apologised on the plane home following the 1-0 win, the Manchester United captain feels like he has been hounded for the remarks ever since
“Sam came out and said I play where I want,” said Rooney. “I played exactly to instructions, and what was […]
Gary Neville has reacted with outrage at reports that sacked England manager Sam Allardyce was paid a £1 million severance deal.
Allardyce left his job in charge of the national team after being caught in a newspaper sting setting himself up with a £400,000 public speaking deal.
No official word has been released by the FA about the terms of Allardyce’s exit, which was reported to the public as a “mutual” decision – but several reports claim that it hit the £1m […]
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has supported the FA’s decision to adopt a zero tolerance approach, in a bid to eradicate corruption in football.
Although Mourinho criticized the “flawed process”, that saw Sam Allardyce sacked as England boss last week, he insists people must pay for their mistakes.
The Portuguese also slammed reports, which claimed that eight unnamed Premier League managers are on the take.
Allardyce’s position became untenable, after footage emerged of him giving tips on how to get around FA transfer […]
Sam Allardyce could face Football Association charges and even a ban following the controversy that brought his England reign to an abrupt end.
Exiting Euro 2016 at the last-16 stage to Iceland should have been the Three Lions’ lowest ebb this year, yet Roy Hodgson’s successor managed to add another embarrassing chapter.
Allardyce’s dream job came to an end after just 67 days as the Daily Telegraph released secretly filmed footage of him making controversial remarks about a variety of subjects, including […]
The Football Association have had to throw out 4,000 T-shirts that they were going to give to fans for England’s game against Malta – because they carried a quote from Sam Allardyce on the front.
Allardyce, 61, was preparing for his first Wembley fixture as Three Lions boss but lost his job after just 67 days following an undercover newspaper sting.
The FA wanted to mark his home debut in the World Cup qualifier on October 8 with the T-shirts which had […]
Jose Mourinho insists his relationship with Sam Allardyce will not change despite the controversy surrounding the former England manager.
Allardyce left his role with the national team on Tuesday evening after agreeing with the Football Association that comments he made to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters had left his position “untenable”.
The 61-year-old said on Wednesday morning he was very upset having lasted just 67 days in a job he had craved for much of his career and speaking ahead of Manchester United’s […]