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Watch: Sam Allardyce Reacts To Losing His Job As England Manager

TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Sam Allardyce manager of England looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifying match between Slovakia and England at City Arena on September 4, 2016 in Trnava, Slovakia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

English football has been thrown into turmoil once again as Sam Allardyce has lost his job as national team manager after just 67 days in charge.

The reasons for Allardyce’s abrupt departure, widely known at this point, were such that his conduct did not fit in with the association’s ethos, and in a statement last night the FA said:

“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.”

Allardyce himself faced the cameras this morning for the first time since the news broke, outlining his deep sadness and embarrassment at the way events unfolded but going on to surmise that ‘entrapment‘ won out in the end:

An understandably downbeat Allardyce briefly reflected on his actions, and while he was non-committal over whether this would be his last job in football, he has expressed a willingness to do so.

“On reflection it was a silly thing to do. I just wanted to help out someone I’ve known for 30 years and it was an error of judgment on my behalf. I’ve suffered the consequences.

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

TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Sam Allardyce manager of England looks thoughtful during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifying match between Slovakia and England at City Arena on September 4, 2016 in Trnava, Slovakia.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The FA has already announced that England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate will take charge of the three remaining World Cup qualifiers of this calendar year, as well as the friendly against Spain in November, while the governing body embarks on the hunt for a new manager for the second time in less than two months.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.