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:
Big Sam's career as England manager…#SamAllardyce pic.twitter.com/6Iu7HX9HEw
— Glynn Jones (@TheRealGlynn) September 27, 2016
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
— Mrs Trellis (@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.
— William Triffitt (@WRTriffitt21) September 27, 2016
Some England fans, however, were sad to see him bow out:
Sad to hear #SamAllardyce has left his #dream #job as #England manager as I thought he was the man to take us forward.
— Julien (@itisyouju) September 27, 2016
Sad for #SamAllardyce. Shady, yes, but surely the tactics he mentioned are used by clubs all over Europe. #England a dream job for him.
— Life and Footie (@lifeandfootie) September 27, 2016
Big Sam gone! Well I'm actually gutted. The first man since 66 that I had high hopes for. Sad day for English football. #SamAllardyce
— mwinni (@mwinni14) September 27, 2016
Others believe he brought it on himself:
No one to blame but himself #SamAllardyce #FA
— Tom Earnshaw (@TomE2112) September 27, 2016
Only got himself to blame. Such poor judgement. #SamAllardyce
— Michael Robinson (@mtrdigital) September 27, 2016
#samallardyce Â£3,000,000 a year and he blew it along with his reputation. Brought it all on himself. #nosympathy
— Chris Verrall (@ChrisVerrall) September 27, 2016
And people can’t help but ponder this irony:
Big Sam has left this job with a 100% win ratio. #SamAllardyce
— John Last (@JohnLastActor) September 27, 2016
At least #SamAllardyce goes out as @England's most successful manager ðð
— Connor (@Congriffo) September 27, 2016
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.