Roy Hodgson admits relationship with Sam Allardyce has been soured since ‘Woy’ feedback


Roy Hodgson revealed Sam Allardyce has by no means apologised to him for mocking the way in which he speaks – and says it’s too late now.

Allardyce was filmed referring to Hodgson as “Woy” in the course of the assembly with undercover reporters posing as businessmen which introduced an abrupt finish to his spell as England supervisor in 2016.

Hodgson, Allardyce’s predecessor as Three Lions boss, will come up towards the now Everton supervisor for the primary time since that episode when he takes his Crystal Palace facet to Goodison Park on Saturday.

The 70-year-old Eagles chief, who says he’ll nonetheless shake Allardyce’s hand, admits their relationship has been soured consequently.

Requested if Allardyce had apologised, Hodgson replied: “No.”

He added: “Do you want being insulted? No, not notably. Did it hassle me? I did not lose any sleep over it.

“My relationship with him earlier than, I at all times thought was good. Now I might anticipate it to be much less good.

“Would I like him to apologise? No. It is too late. It has gone. It belongs to the distant previous.

“In jobs like I’m doing for the time being when you find yourself the supervisor of a Premier League membership, you reside very a lot within the final current and the long run.

“I’m not interested. I’ve said what I’ve got to say.”

Hodgson may pile on the distress for Allardyce, whose facet have been thumped 5-1 at Arsenal of their final outing, with a victory which might ease their relegation fears and hold Everton within the combine.

He must do it with out Wilfried Zaha, nonetheless, after the winger was dominated out for round a month with a knee damage.

That information is a serious blow to Palace’s survival hopes, not least as a result of they haven’t gained a league sport with out Zaha since September 2016.

Zaha is added to a prolonged damage record for Hodgson, who can also be with out Bakary Sako, Jeffrey Schlupp, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham and Julian Speroni.

Deadline-day arrival Alexander Sorloth, the 6ft 4in striker signed from FC Midtjylland, might be pitched in for his debut.

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