Almost 16 months after being sacked as England Women’s manager, Mark Sampson has received a significant financial settlement from the FA drawing an end to the case which sent the governing body spiralling into disarray.
Sampson was sacked in September 2017 for “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour when working at Bristol Academy, but after being cleared by the FA’s Safeguarding Unit the 36-year-old brought a case against the FA for unfair dismissal.
Sampson had two years left on his England contract at the time, believed to be worth in the region of £100,000 a year.
“We can confirm that a confidential settlement has been entered into between The FA and Mark Sampson to bring the dispute around the termination of his employment to an agreed close,” an FA spokesperson said on Wednesday.
“We will not be commenting further on the matter.”
Sampson was already embroiled in allegations of racial abuse against then Chelsea Ladies midfielder Eni Aluko when Martin Glenn and Greg Clarke, the chief executive and chairman of the FA, received an anonymous letter detailing an alleged relationship between Sampson and a player at Bristol Academy prior to becoming national team boss.
Sampson has not commented since being sacked and was eventually replaced by Phil Neville.
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