Sam Allardyce loses job as England manager after 67 days

Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match and 67 days in charge.

The former Sunderland boss has been forced out just 67 days into his reign after a newspaper sting filmed him telling undercover reporters how to bend rules on third party ownership of players.

Allardyce, 61, is also alleged to have used his role to negotiate a deal worth £400,000 to represent a Far East firm.

An FA statement said Allardyce’s conduct “was inappropriate of the England manager”.

England under-21 boss Gareth Southgate has been asked to take over for the next four matches.

Allardyce departs after just one game and two months in charge of the two-year contract he signed at the end of July.