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Allardyce loses England job

28-September-2016
28-September-2016 0:03
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Sam Allardyce's time as England manager is over after one match after his contract was terminated by mutual consent with the FA.

Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football, during which he was understood to have discussed how to circumvent rules on player transfers

The departure of the 61-year-old comes after just 67 days at the helm following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.

"Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager," an FA statement read. "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."