Sam Allardyce’s tenure as England coach lasted just about as long as Kim Kardashian’s second marriage. Succeeding the woeful Roy Hodgson as head coach of the three Lions in July and presiding over just one match, he has left his position by mutual consent.
The grounds of his dismissal are quite dramatic following a sting operation set up by The Telegraph. Hodgson was attempting to help a firm bend the rules around third-party ownership of a player for a fee.
He has spoken to the media for the first time since the news broke on Tuesday. He spoke just outside his Bolton home;
“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.”
He also expressed aa willingness to get back into management as soon as possible.