Stevenage manager Mark Sampson says he’s innocent of claims of racism made against himinsisting the”allegation is untrue.”
The England Women manager – after Dinoi Maamria was disregarded, named manager of Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage to a temporary basis on September 8 – was accused of having language .
The FA is exploring the criticism, something Sampson dismissed the claim and says although Stevenage have already looked into the issue, he is pleased to co-operate with.
Speaking following the Hertfordshire club lost 3-2 at home to Carlisle in his first match in charge, Sampson thanked the club for their support.
“Ever since I first walked into the door I have been forced to feel welcome, through good times and bad,” he said.
“I’m very confident there are great times to come for this bar.
“I am fully aware there was an allegation made and I have contributed already to some club investigation and that I mean to contribute fully into an FA investigation.
“The allegation is false. There are four witnesses who confirm that’s true.
“I’m very hopeful what will be investigated fully and that due process will be followed closely.
“The result will hopefully be that this can be reasoned and the soccer club is able to move on and begin working on the most crucial thing, which is the players, the supporters and everything goes on the area.”
Sampson headed the Lionesses in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada to next place after he was fortunate to have had a relationship with a participant during his time as coach of Bristol Academy, however he was later dismissed from the FA.
That followed earlier accusations of prison and discrimination made against Sampson from striker Eniola Aluko while he was England Women, which were investigated by the FA, who subsequently cleared him of any wrongdoing.
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