In Good Conscience: Football clubs at the mercy of players and agents

In the final hour of the transfer window frenzy on Thursday, Sam Allardyce was Sky TV's guest of honour in the chair marked "out-of-work manager seeking employment".

Big Bluff Sam, 63, wanted to show he still has the wheeler-dealer instinct that manoeuvred him - so far - through a dozen managerial roles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Football clubs at the mercy of players and agents'. Print Edition | Subscribe