Sam to fight bung claims

20 September 2006 08:04
Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce has vowed to fight allegations made in the BBC's Panorama programme that he had taken bungs. The documentary's makers had claimed that 'Undercover: Football's Dirty Secrets' contained evidence that would "rock football". The programme failed to live up to that billing but did feature claims that Allardyce and his son Craig, a licensed football agent, accepted illicit payments to proceed with transfers. Allardyce was unable to watch the programme on Tuesday evening because his side were in Carling Cup action at Walsall, but he said: "I'm aware of the situation. Because I haven't seen anything of the programme I need to have a look at that and to take a view of that before I make any comment whatsoever. "But if there are things saying wrong about Sam Allardyce believe you me, I will be fighting them." Before the documentary was broadcast the Bolton manager had told the BBC that he had never taken, asked for or received a bung.

Source: ESA