While England continues its search for the country’s next manager, Sam Allardyce‘s troubles with the FA roll on as well.
On Friday, FA chief executive Martin Glenn revealed that “it is realistic [Allardyce] could be charged” by the football governing body for his alleged role in an English corruption scandal.
Allardyce was relieved of his duties as England manager on Tuesday following a release of information from the Telegraph.
“The newspaper that made the revelations are releasing the full transcripts to the police, which is what has to happen,” said Glenn. “Once we get full access to them, we’ll pass them to our Integrity Unit. We’ve dealt with Sam as an employee. Sam’s role as a participant in the game will be part of this next process, if there is one.
“The decision will be based on the merits of the evidence. Bringing the game into disrepute might be a possible charge.
“A potential sanction could range from a fine to a ban. That’s what history shows. But that is for a tribunal to decide.”
Additionally, Glenn stated that interim England manager Gareth Southgate could be in consideration for the permanent job pending how he and the national team fare with its upcoming fixtures.
“I think Gareth is a genuine contender, but this isn’t an audition,” Glenn stated.Follow @MattReedFutbol