Football agent Scott McGarvey, who arranged the undercover meeting that led to
"If he had lost his job at Crewe Alexandra, I would be gutted for him. But he’s lost his job as England manager, the job he built himself up for. For Sam to lose that job, because of this, honestly, it kills me. Kills me."
The agent went on to say that he had attended
He later told Sky Sports, as quoted in the Mail: "Very surprised. I'm devastated for him. I can't think of anything worse that could have happened.
"He's got to feel I'm responsible because I'm the one who's brought him to the meeting but he's only come for me.
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• Sam Allardyce was West Ham manager
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"He's never once spoken about money. He's never once said anything about money. It was only, 'Are you okay, lad? I'll help you'.
"Do I think he holds me responsible? I think he's known me for a long, long time. He knows that I'd never do that to him or to anybody in football.
"I can understand if he doesn't speak to me again. I need to respect that, but I hope not because we go back a long way.
"It might take a bit of time because I know how hurt he is at losing the England job."