The English Football Association (FA) have named Gareth Southgate as the interim manager of England men’s football outfit after Sam Allardyce resigned as England gaffer. The English FA and Sam Allardyce mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.
— The FA (@FA) September 27, 2016
Allardyce was recently caught up in a newspaper sting conducted by UK newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’ where Big Sam’s conduct was questioned then labelled as inappropriate. The 61-year-old Brit accepted his mistake and also claimed to have made a significant error of judgement. But, it wasn’t enough to save his job due to the matter being quite serious in nature according to the FA.
Martin Glenn: “It’s a painful decision but the right decision if we’re to protect the integrity of The FA.” pic.twitter.com/lJGQYoarTF
— The FA (@FA) September 28, 2016
Having named Southgate as the temporary Three Lions boss, the English FA have time until the end of the calendar year to find someone permanent. Southgate meanwhile will be in charge for 4 matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain in 2016.
— England (@England) September 28, 2016
However, it will be interesting to see how Gareth Southgate inspires and motivates the England squad.