It’s been confirmed that Sam Allardyce has resigned his position as England manager in the wake of the bartering scandal that has enveloped him over the past day or so.
— The FA (@FA) September 27, 2016
Allardyce has issued a statement to confirm his exit after agreeing with the FA to leave his position:
Further to recent events, The FA and I have mutually agreed to part company.
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.
Oh well. That was short and sweet.
Farewell Sam, we’ll always have Slovakia.