Sam Allardyce’s behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, according to former Three Lions skippers Alan Shearer.

The 61-year-old saw his contract terminated by mutual agreement with the Football Association on Tuesday, after barely two months as manager and just one match in charge.

Alan Shearer (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Allardyce was caught out by undercover Daily Telegraph reporters, making a host of controversial remarks including expressing his views on the outlawed practice of third-party ownership, suggesting there was a way to “get around it”.

Shearer told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m staggered at the misjudgement from a guy who openly admitted that it was his dream job. I’m angry at the whole situation.

Still stunned. Staggering misjudgment by Sam. I thought post Euros @England had hit an all-time low but this has to be rock bottom.

— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 27, 2016

“I didn’t think England could stoop any lower from what happened in the summer in the Euros (losing) to Iceland. And now, here we are. We’re a laughing stock of world football.”

Meanwhile, former footballers and sporting stars took to Twitter to make their feelings known:

Sam Allardyce has lost his job as England manager. No one, though, will ever beat his game winning percentage.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 27, 2016

Can't believe that England need another new manager!
Not too many England managers left their post with a 100% win record!!

— michael owen (@themichaelowen) September 27, 2016

The England job has become a farce ….comical even.

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 27, 2016

Sam Sam Sammmm 😔😔😔

— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) September 27, 2016

Would it not have been sufficient punishment for Sam Allardyce by keeping him in charge of the England national team?!?! 😂

— IAN PAUL JOY (@JOYPAULIAN) September 27, 2016

Staggering mis-judgement by Sam,feel for him,correct decision @FA ,importance to surround yourself with the right people is the main lesson

— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) September 27, 2016

Can't believe the @OfficialBigSam news. Nothing should shock me anymore in this game but that has. Nowt wrong with 1 game for England mind!😉

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2016

I don't think the job has become a farce but the erratic behaviour of some of the people in charge has

— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) September 27, 2016

The FA had no choice but to sack #SamAllardyce. It would have been uproar if they hadn't. Who is up for the job now? 🤔

— Kelly Sotherton (@KellySotherton) September 27, 2016

Allardyce appeared willing to pursue a £400,000 deal to address investors in the Far East, when he spoke to the undercover reporters who were posing as businessmen.

In a statement on Tuesday, Allardyce confirmed he was stepping down, saying: “This afternoon, I met with Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn and offered a sincere and wholehearted apology for my actions.

(Simon Cooper/PA)

“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.”