Well, that did not take long. Less than 24 hours after the Telegraph exposed Sam Allardyce advising would-be "Far-East" businessmen on how to circumvent the Premier League's transfer market rules on third-party ownership, all while efficiently consuming large quantities of wine, the Football Association has announced that he is no longer manager of the England national team. While it would appear the FA sacked Allardyce, it has been termed a mutual decision.
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.
This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA's priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. The manager of the England men's senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.
It was only this past July that the FA was "delighted" to announce Allardyce as Roy Hodgson's replacement "following a comprehensive and structured process."