Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Eni Aluko accuses England women of being 'selfish' for Mark Sampson celebration

Eni Aluko accuses England women of being 'selfish' for Mark Sampson celebration

He was twice cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to such accusations but the Football Association has confirmed it has also heard complaints from Chelsea's Drew Spence.

Mark Sampson said he was surprised England's players rushed towards him to celebrate the opening goal in Tuesday's 6-0 World Cup qualifying win over Russian Federation, while Eni Aluko accused the England team of showing "disrespect".

Mark Sampson has had a number of problems over the last couple of years. The safeguarding assessment was that he did not pose a risk working in the game.

"Prior to taking charge of the national team in December 2013, Mark was manager of Bristol Academy". It said the current FA leadership was only made aware of a full report of that investigation last week and the report revealed "clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by a coach". "It is on this basis that we have acted quickly to agree a termination of Mark's contract".

Sampson's final match in charge of England was last night's 6-nil victory against Russian Federation in a World Cup qualifier at Prenton Park.

The news came less than 24 hours after Sampson, who has been installed at 40/1 to be next Birmingham manager, oversaw England's 6-0 win against Russian Federation at Prenton Park.

It follows allegations of racism, harassment and bullying in the England camp which led to an independent and FA investigation into Sampson.

It is six weeks since England striker Eniola Aluko's allegations about her treatment by Sampson were first made public.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn admitted his organisation felt they were left with no choice but to part company with Sampson after full details of the Bristol issue emerged.

Despite Sampson's insistence that he did no wrong, the FA has been urged to look again into the case by anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out and the Professional Footballers' Association.

England are coming off a semi-final showing at Euro 2017, having finished third at the 2015 World Cup, and Nobbs feels England should be able to focus on their on-pitch performance.

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