Pardew the favourite for the England job with Allardyce out by October 1st

Alan Pardew is the 4/1 favourite to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager following allegations against the current boss.

Pardew the favourite for the England job with Allardyce out by October 1st

Sam Allardyce is in hot water with the FA this morning after allegations over player transfers were made against him last night.

The Telegraph released a video of him meeting apparent businessmen from a Far East firm hoping to profit from the Premier League's billion pound market. In a series of meetings with these men, he is also said to have made fun of Roy Hodgson's speech impediment, criticised the England team's performance at Euro 2016 and the influence of then coach, Gary Neville.

The FA are understandably furious about this misdemeanor from their new manager and Allardyce is not expected to survive past October 1st or take charge of England's next match against Malta.

Alan Pardew has emerged as the favourite to take over from the beleaguered ex-Sunderland boss at best odds of 4/1. That's following an upturn in fortunes at Crystal Palace that has seen them win four matches on the spin.

Other candidates that could be likely to get the job are Eddie Howe and Steve Bruce. Howe has continued his excellent work at Bournemouth this season, while Bruce is currently available having left Hull in the Summer. It's relatively difficult to say where the FA will turn though with this story so unexpected and the perceived wisdom would be them appointing a safe pair of hands.