Nine things that surprisingly lasted longer than Sam Allardyce's reign as England manager

Sam Allardyce’s time at the helm of England will be remembered as shambolic; lasting just 67 days, the former West Ham boss took charge of only one game.

And while the fall-out from Big Sam’s departure is bleak and mildly depressing, there are laughs to be had when it comes to the outrageously short amount of time he spent in charge.

For example, did you know…

And there’s more.

Food products were a popular go-to option. Have you got a jar of chocolate spread that lasted longer than Big Sam? A stale cake, perhaps?

England’s recent search history has mainly been for a half-decent manager.

This one’s a bit embarrassing for the English. Allardyce and the FA were certainly not a marriage made in heaven.

Sam does at least have that 100% winning record to savour.

Community chest! You’ve left your position as England manager. Miss a go.

Here’s to the next 67 days in the crazy world of England’s national team.

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