Allardyce “deeply disappointed” with FA after dismissal

Date published: Tuesday 27th September 2016 8:25

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Sam Allardyce has appeared to blast the FA following the decision to end his brief tenure as England manager after just 67 days in charge.

The 61-year-old paid the price for the Telegraph’s sting in which he was caught offering insight to circumvent FA transfer rules in exchange for a heft ‘consultancy’ fee.

And, although the official verdict was a mutual parting of ways, the former Sunderland and West Ham boss left little to the imagination with his reposte.

“Further to recent events, The FA and I have mutually agreed to part company,” said Allardyce via statement on the FA website.

“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.”

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