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Big mouth, big bother for axed Allardyce

London (AFP) – Sam Allardyce’s straight-talking style helped land him the England manager’s job, but just 67 days later it has cost him the dream role he coveted for years. Allardyce, known as “Big Sam”, was secretly filmed by The Daily Telegraph giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking the speech impediment of predecessor Roy Hodgson. And Allardyce paid the ultimate price for his out-spoken comments as the Football Association felt compelled to part company with the 61-year-old by mutual consent on Tuesday.
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