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Sam Allardyce Resigned As England Manager

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English Football Federation

The FA and Sam Allardyce mutually agree to terminate contract

London, England – The English Football Federation and Sam Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate contract and managerial duties in front of the England men’s national team, the FA announced.

Allardyce, who was appointed to the job just 67 days ago, managed to get himself fired on Tuesday after a Daily Telegraph expose that claimed he offered undercover reporters advice on how to circumvent official player transfer regulations and profit from it.

“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,” said the statement.

He had told Sky Sports News on Wednesday morning that he had attended the meeting in question as “a favour for friend and agent Scott McGarvey” and later elaborated when addressing the media outside his home.

“On reflection it was a silly thing to do but just to let everybody know I sort of helped out what was somebody I’ve known for 30 years and unfortunately it was an error of judgement on my behalf and I’ve paid the consequences,” he said.

“Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that.

“The agreement was done very amicably with the FA. I apologized to those and all concerned in the unfortunate situation that I’ve put myself in.”

He added: “I have a confidentiality agreement, lads, and I’ve took the time to talk to you on this matter. I can’t answer any more questions now, I’m going to go away and reflect on it.”

However, when asked whether he would take another job, he told reporters: “Who knows? We’ll wait and see.”