The Football Association has announced that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager by mutual consent on Tuesday night.
Allardyce was appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor only 67 days ago and took charge of just one match – a 1-0 win against Slovakia in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.
His position became untenable, after footage emerged of him giving tips on how to get around FA transfer rules, to undercover reporters from Daily Telegraph, who posed as businessmen from a Far East firm.
Allardyce held crunch talks at Wembley with FA officials along with his adviser, Mark Curtis. FA chairman, Greg Clarke and chief executive, Martin Glenn, were also present.
In a statement, the FA said: “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.”
Gareth Southgate is likely to be appointed on a temporary basis, for the upcoming World Cup qualifying games with Malta and Slovenia.