Former England international Alan Shearer has criticized former England manager Sam Allardyce for the actions that led to his departure.
Allardyce, 61, parted ways with Allardyce on Tuesday after reports from the Telegraph showed Allardyce making several controversial statement, including how to get around FA transfer rules, to undercover reporters posing as businessmen representing a Far Eastern company. Shearer
“I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m staggered at the misjudgement from a guy who said this was his dream job,” Shearer said.
“It’s incredible and a catastrophic misjudgement by Sam and his advisers. I’m angry at the whole situation.
“I didn’t think England could stoop any lower from what happened in the summer at the Euros. Now here we are, a laughing stock of world football.
“It looks a poisoned chalice. All those managers that have left for right or wrong reasons. It’s a very, very difficult job – some would say the impossible job.”
Allardyce only lasted 67 days at the job and only got to manage the national team for one game, a 1-0 win over Slovakia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “The England role has become comical.
“This was a man who was passionate about getting the job. He forced the FA to act. Naivety seems to be the word coming up. It’s disappointing for English football.”
The English Football Association has named U21 manager Gareth Southgate as the interim boss while the FA starts the process of looking for a new manager.