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