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‘No issues’ over Allardyce appointment

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There were no significant issues and due diligence was completed on Sam Allardyce prior to his appointment as England manager, says Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.

The 61-year-old was sacked in September following a newspaper investigation claiming he offered advice on how to “get around” rules on player transfers.

During his time as Bolton manager, Allardyce denied claims of corruption during a BBC Panorama programme broadcast in 2006 which accused him of receiving illegal payments for agents.

An inquiry by Lord Stevens later suggested that he may have had a conflict of interest with his agent son Craig Allardyce – but it found no evidence of irregular payments.

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37678081