Former England football manager Sam Allardyce can break out the pints of wine because City of London Police have confirmed that the former West Ham boss is not part of the ongoing investigation in relation to corruption in football following an undercover sting by the Daily Telegraph.
Sam Allardyce has since released a statement in which he said:
I welcome the today's confirmation from City of London Police that I will not be subject of a police investigation. I was always confidence 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.
'Big Sam' was filmed with undercover reports where he appeared to offer his services to help "get around" third party transfer rules. Allardyce has denied any wrongdoing while the comments made cost 'Big Sam' the England job after only 67 days and one victory over Slovakia, leaving Sam with a 100% record.
The entire episode was a massive embarrassment for Allardyce costing him the job he had been working his entire career to get. Along with discussing third party player ownership Allardyce openly mocked Roy Hodgson's speech impediment and the overall role of former England international Gary Neville.
At the time of his resignation Allardyce said:
Unfortunately it was an error of judgement on my behalf. I've paid the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that.
It remains to be seen if the former Premier League survival specialist will return to club management but with David Moyes struggling at his former club Sunderland we could see 'Big Sam' back on Wearside sooner rather than later.