Just two months into his new job, just when he’s getting his feet under the table, it could all go pear shaped.
The English FA seem to have some sort of romance with controversy, the degrees of which vary from occasion to occasion.
Looking back over the years there have been a few. El Tel and his underhand dealings, Glenn and Eileen the faith healer, Sven and his extra curricular affairs.
Now after a shaky start in the job he thinks he is owed the chance of, Big Sam has been lured into explaining how to get round some of the key rules and regulations relating to player transfers.
Will he still be in charge against Malta?