Allardyce Sacked As England Manager – Southgate Takes Over


Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce was today sacked as the England manager after only 67 days in the job and this all came up suddenly last night when the Telegraph released their revelations after they had set themselves up as fake business men to get the England manager to negotiate a £400K deal.

The deal was for Sam to offer advice to the fake businessmen on how to get around the FA rules on player transfers.

The FA were his employer at the time.

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Sam Allardyce – former England manager

The FA have acted as expected tonight and fired Sam Allardyce and put Gareth Southgate to take over for next four games as interim manager of England.

How that could affect our World Cup qualifying we don’t know.

This has all happened within the space of 24 hours.

This is the statement and of course it’s supposed to be by mutual consent – but that’s the FA making it a little easier on Allardyce – he was fired.

Here ‘s the official FA statement:

FA statement: Sam Allardyce

The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.

Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologized.

However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA’s priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football.

The manager of the England men’s senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.

Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men’s senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst The FA begins its search for the new England manager.

The FA wishes Sam well in the future.

It’s not something you want in your career that your ethics have been brought into question, but big Sam should have known better.

The England manager job was supposed to be the zenith of his football management career – by his own words.

Another former Newcastle manager – Alan Pardew – has been installed as the early favorite to replace Allardyce long term.

Allardyce was manager for only one game which he won against Slovakia with a late goal after 95 minutes from Adam Lallana.

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #1

    if they want to protect the game how about getting rid of agents that have no interest in the game whatsoever!

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Right Ed, now I know it’s personal! Go and watch the match on tv, catch up on tables, come back to post and miss the bloody bus again. 🙂 Can’t ge bothered to do it again and even if I do, Ed’ll only press the button again.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #3

    they’ll appoint redknapp now!

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx, agents have a great interest in the game. It’s called leeching money off other peoples talent. Money for old rope unfortunately.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Lil
    I will only gloat if we confirm it in March haha anything else and I shall offer my resignation from the blog seems fair I reckon haha

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #6

    ww have you ever jinxed anything if so i’m seriously worried now!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #7

    WW,
    Done. Hopefully you will be around for a long time to come!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #8

    8 pl managers received bungs last year is the next telegraph exclusive tomorrow apparently

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  • Belfast

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Carver for England!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #10

    WW,
    The only thing that surprises me there is that it was just 8……

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  • Belfast

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Aye apparently it’s going to be a weeks worth of revelations. Fat Sam probably won’t be the only one to fall on his sword.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #12

    exactly bobby how it has been allowed to get to the level its got to is unbelievable!
    i said quite a while ago that the FA should employ them and have a code of conduct and only give advice to players and sort contracts

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #13

    LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!
    LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!
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    LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Jesus I hope Newcastle isnt involved in this football shame for once

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Lil
    Couple in the Championship too mate….

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast
    Aye apparently they have a top assistant manager bang to rights taking a bung as well

    Interesting that the led with Sam, England still means something it seems

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  • lesh

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Must say, I’m astonished that Allardyce’s been sacked so quickly.

    I’d fully expected a whitewash over the whole thing but, there you go.

    The merry-go-round starts and the dream team of McClaren and Carver should do the trick.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Interesting. Wonder if that has any link to Pearson’s sudden suspension.

    I read earlier that just last Friday the chairman was still telling the local BBC reporter that Pearson was his man and that he would be given plenty of time to turn things around. The reporter seemed genuinely shocked and said something big must have happened for the situation to swing so quickly.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #20

    pardews bum will be going like a rabbits nose then!

    the rest won’t be on camera or such concrete evidence i’m guessing but should be interesting

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Karma is a wonderful thing and the FA finally developed a spine. the arrogant, self deluded, egocentric oaf finally gets his come-uppance.

    Won nowt, dark age, negative, hoofball gets the bullet. Oh wait… pardew’s probably next. The FA really do search out the creme de la creme.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #22

    lilo it is pearson tho so tbf anything could have happened in a short space of time i don’t know, maybe he tried to strangle him

    https://youtu.be/vgUtiv4z33Y

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  • Belfast

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #23

    I really hope they name them all haha

    This might give the fa the kick up the arse it needs. The money floating around now is beyond ridiculous.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Manx,
    Fair enough, the man is a bit of a loose cannon.

    One is a wheeler dealer who gambles £20grand a day. Wouldn’t want to name names, but that sounds like a fair description of someone who allegedly had a few gambling debts to pay off not so long ago….

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Pearson’s always been a prick. Likes to create an image that he’s some sort of hardcase. Suspended again. What a surprise. Almost as big a surprise that people take bungs on transfers. Shock horror.

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Does anyone know if I can access tomorrow night’s match commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle over the internet if I’m living outside England? Do they block it?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast,
    I hope they do, but given the way Redknapp managed to get away with it, it will be difficult to actually get any of it to stick. Still should give the FA a wake up call mind, but then I can’t imagine that there are no skeletons hidden away at Wembley.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #28

    https://youtu.be/E0QiSBQWVBI

    yeah i think he could cause an argument in a mirror tbh!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Toonacious,
    I generally can’t access it through the BBC site, but there is a site that people generally post a link to on here near kick off that allows you to listen abroad.

    Stupidly, I didn’t save the link, although I thought I had!

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #30

    https://youtu.be/gaQhHNUOdZ8

    this is the best one tho i think he is fantasising of how to kill the reporter near the end

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #31

    I still remember Sam’s first game for us against villa at St James I think? From kick off Our dodgy aged Nigerian hared for the far corner and our midfielder banged it long. And fat Sam told us he doesn’t play long ball? Tool.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s weird how Pearson comes across in the last few years. When he was at Newcastle, and on the few times I spoke with him, he was without question the dullest, most monotone person that I’ve ever had to interact with. He could have bored drying paint.

    Now, he seems like he is never more than 5 minutes from exploding.

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Lilongwe Geordie
    Thanks for the reply amigo. Much appreciated.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Nice link lesh, well worth reading.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Toonacious,
    No worries. I’m hoping someone reposts it tomorrow! I’ll have to remember to save it this time.

    It gives you the BBC Newcastle commentary, but not the half time chit chat.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Apparently the last time Villa won away from home was before Allardyce was appointed Sunderland manager….. That is some run!

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  • Toonacious T

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Lilongwe Geordie
    Cheers bud.
    I’ll keep an eye on here around kick off. I can’t believe no TV channels picked it up. Should be a good game. Hopefully, there will be highlights available after the game and the result will mean we can look forward to watching them. HWTL.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Toonacious, ssn will show the goals as and when they go in, if that helps any. Watched every goal myself tonight.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Lil, long may it continue as well. 🙂

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  • manxpie

    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #40

    https://youtu.be/7-HjPtqca1c

    true geordie take on the fat sam sacking

    he’s gone a bit american unfortunately quite ironic too

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