England left back Danny Rose says he agrees with legend Alan Shearer that the team was a laughing stock after the Sam Allardyce incident.
With Allardyce and the English Football Association having to part ways after just 67 days after the manager’s statements to undercover reporters, former England striker Alan Shearer came out and criticized Allardyce, and said he had hurt the image of English football.
“I saw Alan Shearer say English football has become a laughing stock and it’s hard to say but I agree a bit with a manager losing his job after one game,” Rose said.
“It’s not good in any sense and whatever stance the FA take after the four games (under Southgate), I hope the next England manager will be one for the long term and help us to improve a bit in tournaments.
“When Roy Hodgson lost his job, we were all there together. It was a sad experience for me because we all knew at the time and we saw Roy’s face at the time.
“There’s only so much stick a manager can take and there has to be a point where the players look at themselves and say ‘it’s not good enough’. With Sam, it came from nowhere. I was just thinking ‘who will it be now?’.
“I don’t want to say it’s a mess, but it’s not nice for English football.
“Everyone, the players, the manager and all the staff, we’ve got to take it on ourselves to try to lift the opinion of English football over the next few games – starting with a positive performance on Saturday against Malta and then another positive performance against Slovenia.”