|Allardyce departs just 67 days after he was appointed Three Lions boss - he only managed his country in one match|
'Big Sam' paid the ultimate price after he was filmed cashing in on his role with reporters posing as Far East businessmen. He lost his job following showdown talks at Wembley this afternoon.
|England manager Sam Allardyce has lost his dream job as England manager after just one match in charge of his country|
In a statement the FA said the 'manager of England must...show respect for the integrity of the game at all times'. They described his conduct as 'inappropriate' and a 'serious error of judgement'.
Allardyce said he was 'deeply disappointed' by the outcome but admitted making 'some comments which have caused embarrassment.' Gareth Southgate will be put in temporary charge for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain.
In their full statement the FA said: '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.
'The FA wishes Sam well in the future.'
|The FA said in a statement that Allardyce's conduct was 'inappropriate of the England manager' (he is pictured leaving Wembley Stadium tonight)|
Allardyce also released a statement. He said: 'Further to recent events, The FA and I have mutually agreed to part company. 'It was a great honour for me to be appointed back in July and I am deeply disappointed at this outcome.
'This afternoon, I met with Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn and offered a sincere and wholehearted apology for my actions. 'Although it was made clear during the recorded conversations that any proposed arrangements would need The FA's full approval, I recognise I made some comments which have caused embarrassment.
'As part of today's meeting, I was asked to clarify what I said and the context in which the conversations took place. I have co-operated fully in this regard. 'I also regret my comments with regard to other individuals.'
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