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England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

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Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.

Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting.

“The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager,” an FA statement read.

“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.”

 

STATEMENT

The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.

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.

Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men’s senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst The FA begins its search for the new England manager.

The FA wishes Sam well in the future.

 

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