Sam Allardyce stuns fans after admitting what he did after being sacked as England manager

Sam Allardyce took years to get over his sacking.

Sam Allardyce has stunned fans by admitted what he did after being sacked as England manager.

With a 100 percent win record, statistically speaking Sam Allardyce is the best England manager in history.

What that stat doesn’t show though is that Allardyce lasted just 67 days in the Three Lions managerial hot-seat before he was sacked.

 

He was appointed successor to Roy Hodgson following England’s disastrous Euro 2016, and oversaw a 1-0 win against Slovakia in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

However, Allardyce was soon dismissed after an investigation into football corruption.

A Daily Telegraph sting caught the veteran coach offering advice on how to dodge The FA’s transfer rules. He was also filmed negotiating a £400,000 agreement with bogus businessmen.

 

Allardyce was replaced by Gareth Southgate, who has since led England to three semi-finals in four major tournaments.

That was more than seven years ago, but the former Premier League manager has admitted he has only recently started watching the Three Lions again.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Allardyce said: “It took me years to come around to watching them again. It really was the worst thing that ever happened to me in my lifetime, but it happened and there it is.”

The 69-year-old also admitted that he is “jealous” of the squad Southgate has at his disposal.

Sam Allardyce lasted 67 days as England manager. [Getty]


Sam Allardyce lasted 67 days as England manager. [Getty]

“Supporting England again, and you know I am jealous of course, I think everybody would realise that I never got that squad,” he said.

 

On the scandal that resulted in his sacking, Allardyce added: “On reflection it was a silly thing to do. It was an error of judgment on my behalf and I’ve suffered the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that.”

After the incident, The Daily Telegraph clarified that it “did not suggest that Allardyce had broken the law”.