Rio Ferdinand: “The rest of football community around the world will be laughing at England”

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Rio Ferdinand has described the England job as “comical” as he criticised the circumstances surrounding Sam Allardyce’s departure. 
The 61-year-old left his post as Three Lions manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association on Tuesday after one match and 67 days in charge.

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Allardyce’s exit followed a Daily Telegraph investigation which claimed that he offered advice on how to get around rules on player transfers.

Former England defender Ferdinand told BBC Sport: “The rest of the football community around the world will be laughing at us. 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.”

Allardyce succeeded Roy Hodgson in July following England’s poor performance at Euro 2016 in France and becomes the national side’s shortest-serving full-time manager. 

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