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Allardyce could be banned from football

Press Association logoPress Association 1/10/2016 Simon Peach

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 side work and circumventing Football Association regulations.

It was a galling end to the briefest of spells and one which FA chairman Greg Clarke said would be investigated, with chief executive Martin Glenn announcing charges could be brought against Allardyce.

"It is realistic," he said when asked if charges could follow.

"I am pleased that the Telegraph are releasing (the full transcripts) to the police first because that is what has to happen.

"Once we get access to that, we have a separate integrity unit. It's very good."

When asked what potential sanctions Allardyce could face, Glenn said: "It ranges and it depends.

"It could range from a fine to a ban - that's what the history has been on those kind of things. But it will be for a tribunal to decide, an independent tribunal."

The FA has to wait to receive all the Telegraph's transcripts from its wide-ranging investigation into British football, with police being given first access.

Glenn says the sooner the affected parties get the information the better, although he underlined that as football's regulator in England the FA can only work within certain parameters.

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