Sacked England manager Sam Allardyce could face a ban from football as the FA continues investigations into the events that led to his dismissal.
Allardyce left the England job on Tuesday after being filmed advising undercover reporters who posed as businessmen on how to circumvent FA rules on the issue of third party ownership in an undercover operation undertaken by the Daily Telegraph.
The fact he so openly advised the bogus associates about flouting his employer’s regulations not only cost him his job, but left him open to a potential FA charge.
Now, the Daily Mail is reporting that such a charge could trigger a lengthy ban for Allardyce, who at 61 is in the latter stages of his managerial career.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn was quoted as saying: “It is realistic he could be charged. The Telegraph are releasing the full transcripts to the police, which is what has to happen, and once we get full access to them we’ll pass them to our integrity unit.
“The decision will be based on the merits of the evidence. You could guess that bringing the game into disrepute might be a possible charge. The punishment could range from a fine to a ban.”