Potential England manager Sam Allardyce described a fraudster who conned him and other West Ham staff out of thousands of pounds as “extremely smart” and a “good salesman”, a court heard.

Stephen Ackerman, 48, is accused of defrauding ex-West Ham manager Mr Allardyce and 12 other players and staff, including England striker Andy Carroll, out of thousands of pounds by selling them hampers which were never delivered in December 2014.

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