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FA face challenges over Sam Allardyce compensation

Sam Allardyce’s impending appointment as England manager has reportedly been delayed after the FA and Sunderland failed to reach agreement on compensation.

Earlier on Thursday, FA chairman Greg Dyke effectively confirmed the news that Allardyce had been selected as Roy Hodgson’s successor.

Dyke revealed that the three-man panel in charge of finding Hodgson’s successor would recommend Sunderland manager Allardyce to the FA board, which met later in the day.

Dyke revealed that the three-man panel in charge of finding Hodgson’s successor would recommend Sunderland manager Allardyce to the FA board, which met later in the day.

It was thought that Allardyce’s appointment was then a matter of the board ratifying their selection – a simple matter of paperwork, rather than a final hurdle for Allardyce to overcome.

However there was still no announcement after the FA’s three-man panel of chief executive Martin Glenn, vice-chairman David Gill and technical director Dan Ashworth reported back to the governing body’s board.

Allardyce only has a year left on his £2 million-a-year contract but Sunderland are demanding in excess of that figure, report the Guardian.

Sunderland feel they are due more than the outstanding sum of Allardyce’s contract given the disruption his departure could cause the club.

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