Roy Hodgson waiting for Sam Allardyce apology after video comments
Hodgson admits relationship with Allardyce is worse following incident
February 9th, 2018
Everton clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday and it’s the first time that Roy Hodgson comes face-to-face with Sam Allardyce, with the latter having some apologising to do after slagging off his England predecessor.
Allardyce was forced to resign as England boss following a secret video which saw the now-Everton boss describe Hodgson as “Woy” and also criticise the lengths at which he spoke among other comments.
Hodgson said: “Do you like being insulted? No, not particularly. Did it bother me? I didn’t lose any sleep over it. My relationship with him before I always thought was good. Now I would expect it to be less good.”
Allardyce claims that he’s aimed to get in touch previously and feels bad for making the comments.
“I’ll hopefully speak to him at the game,” he said. “A lot of time has passed since that unfortunate situation. I did [try to call Hodgson] once, but didn’t get through.
“I never apologised personally because I never got hold of him, but when it came out I did publicly. More than once. If you are going to do something like that I prefer it to be private, but I’ve never had the opportunity privately to talk about it which would be better than a conversation on the phone. Hopefully he is fine with it.”