Former Sunderland and England manager, Sam Allardyce has received a letter from the Football Association stating that he is not being investigated by the City of London Police.
The 62-year-old resigned from his England role in September after footage showing the him offering advice to journalists disguised as foreign investors on how to bypass rules concerning the third-party ownership of players was released by British press house, The Telegraph.
In a statement, Allardyce said “I welcome today’s confirmation from City of London Police that I will not be the subject of a police investigation. I was always confident that this would be the case as there was no evidence against me. I now ask that the Football Association deals with this matter as quickly as possible.
I would like to thank my friends and family who have stood by me during this difficult period. The position of England head coach is the pinnacle of any English manager’s career and it was my dream job. While I am sad that my tenure came to an end early, I am nonetheless proud to have been chosen to manage the England football team and hope that today’s confirmation from the police will give me the opportunity to move on”