Sam Allardyce’s time as England manager is over after just one match after his contract was terminated by mutual consent with the Football Association.
Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football, and the departure of the 61-year-old after just 67 days at the helm was announced following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.
People couldn’t believe how quickly things progressed after the newspaper’s undercover report was published:
Allardyce lasted two days fewer than the 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground.— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) September 27, 2016
Well, that was quick.
I've had a pair of tights deliver longer service than an England manager. #samallardyce— Her Holiness Pope Mrs Trellis, the 1st (@theonlywayisup) September 27, 2016
That was quick. #SamAllardyce already gone after 67 days. The man who was meant to sort out our problems has got more of his own.— Will Triffitt (@WRTriffitt21) September 27, 2016
Some England fans, however, were sad to see him bow out:
Others believe he brought it on himself:
Only got himself to blame. Such poor judgement. #SamAllardyce— Mike Robinson 🚀☁️👨🚀 (@mtrdigital) September 27, 2016
— Chris Verrall (@ChrisVerrall) September 27, 2016
And people can’t help but ponder this irony:
Only England manager with a 100% record. #SamAllardyce— Richard Afrifa (@MrRichiee) September 27, 2016
Meanwhile, England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate will take charge of the senior side for the next four games in an interim capacity.