Sam Allardyce “deeply disappointed” to stand down as England manager
Allardyce’s position as England manager became untenable after Daily Telegraph sting
September 28th, 2016
One game, one win and that’s it. Sam Allardyce’s managerial stint in charge of England will always be infamous, with the former West Ham and Bolton boss being asked by the FA to stand down on Tuesday.
Allardyce can only have himself to blame after the Daily Telegraph exposed him to be using a position of power for financial gain, with the 61-year-old admitting he was “deeply disappointed” to be leaving the job after working so hard to get it.
A statement from Sam Allardyce read as follows:
“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.”
FA chief executive Martin Glenn was disappointed by the whole sorry episode and has now put faith in Gareth Southgate for the next four England games.
“He recognises that he made a terrible error of judgement,” he said.
“Sam understands why the FA has had to take this tough decision.”