Sam Allardyce has resigned as manager of the England football team after an investigation uncovered he offered advice on getting around the Football Association’s transfer rules.
The 61-year-old held his post for just 67 days and only took charge of one match where his side defeated Slovakia 1-0 in a world cup qualifier earlier this month.
The investigation conducted by the Daily Telegraph in the UK had footage of the England boss meeting with undercover reporters disguising themselves as businessmen. He informed them that it’s ‘not a problem’ on trying to bypass the FA’s rules on third-party player ownership and said he knew of agents who do so regularly.
Allardyce can also be heard mocking his predecessor Roy Hodgson as “Woy,” making fun of his tone of speaking and also criticised former England assistant Gary Neville.
A statement released by the FA stated that his behaviour was “inappropriate of the England manager.” The FA and Allardyce mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
Gareth Southgate will take charge of the national team for their upcoming matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain while the FA resumes it search for a new manager. – Ben Owusu-Boakye
Photo of Sam Allardyce standing at Wembley Stadium from his personal Twitter feed.