Sam Allardyce sacked as England manager

Sam Allardyce sacked as England manager


Sam Allardyce has been relieved of his duties as England manager after just two months in the top job.

The FA’s decision came after footage was leaked by the Telegraph, in which the 61-year-old revealed how third parties could get around the FA’s rules relating to third party transfer payments to undercover reporters posing as businessmen.

Reports claim that Allardyce was paid a sum of £400,000 for his part in the negotiations, with Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate set to take charge over the Three Lions next four matches.

“Allardyce’s conduct, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised,” an FA statement read.

“This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA’s priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. 

“The manager of the England men’s senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.”

Former England captain Alan Shearer has slammed Allardyce, who leaves his position after only one match and 67 days in charge.

“I didn’t think England could stoop any lower from what happened in the summer at the Euros. Now here we are, a laughing stock of world football,” Sheared told BBC Radio.

“It looks a poisoned chalice. All those managers that have left for right or wrong reasons. It’s a very, very difficult job – some would say the impossible job.”

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