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BREAKING: Sam Allardyce leaves England post after one match in charge

Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager after just one game in charge, the Football Association has confirmed.

The 61-year-old, who was at the helm of the Three Lions for 67 days, has vacated his position by mutual consent after discussions with the FA on Tuesday.

Allardyce’s departure comes in the wake of an investigation conducted by undercover journalists working for the Daily Telegraph.

 A report in the newspaper claimed that Allardyce had told the reporters it was possible to “get around” an FA rule, introduced in 2008, banning third parties from owning part of a player’s economic rights.

The veteran manager is also alleged to have used his role to negotiate a deal worth £400,000 to represent a Far East firm.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the FA said: “Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised. However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

“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.”

The FA statement also confirmed that England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate will take charge of the senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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