Shearer hits back as Big Sam resigns
London: England are the “laughing stock of world football” following manager Sam Allardyce’s departure after only 67 days, says former captain Alan Shearer.
It follows a newspaper investigation claiming Allardyce offered advice on how to “get around” rules on transfers.
“I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m staggered at the misjudgement from a guy who said this was his dream job,” the ex-England striker 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.” Another former England captain, Rio Ferdinand, says: “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.”