Allardyce leaves England job by mutual consent

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London (AFP)

Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.

Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting.

"The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager," an FA statement read.

"Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised.

"However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect."