Sam Allardyce, England manager and owner of one of the reddest faces in football, is currently under investigation after a newspaper sting caught him negotiating business deals and disclosing how to get around FA rules on transfers.
The report by The Telegraph caught Big Sam using his position as England manager to broker a £400,000 deal and offered advice to reporters posing as businessmen on how to "get around" FA rules on player transfers.
The FA has reportedly asked the newspaper for the full facts before making their own statement on the humiliating matter, adding to what has been a pretty embarrassing year for English football.
During the course of two meetings, Allardyce discussed ways to circumnavigate FA rules that bans any footballer from being owned by a third party, a practice that is common in South America and Africa where a business or individual can effectively buy a stake in a player before selling it on to the highest bidder.
According to The Telegraph he said he knew of certain agents who were "doing it all the time" and added: "You can still get around it. I mean obviously the big money's here."
Allardyce was also quoted mocking Roy Hodgson by calling him "Woy", as well as saying that the FA's plans to redevelop Wembley were "stupid", and that Gary Neville should have been told to "sit down and shut up," during Euro 2016.
Oh Sam. At least you'll leave with a 100% win record if it all goes wrong.
Every cloud and all that.