Shearer hits back as Big Sam re­signs

Fiji Sun - - Sports -

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.”

Sam Al­lardyce

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