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Sam Allardyce's huge earnings as England manager

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One win and 67 days later and Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by "mutual consent".

The word 'sacked' would have been used to describe his unceremonious departure had it not been for the 61-year-old agreeing to the above terminology, as opposed to resigning.

Having lost his £3 million-per-year contract - and his reputation - Allardyce must now go about the difficult task of resurrecting his floundering managerial career.

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It's now a question of where next or, rather, who on earth would take him on?

That remains to be seen, but an interesting revelation has been made this morning about just how much money Allardyce made from his brief spell as England manager.

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In an investigation conducted by the Mirror, a rough estimate of his earnings has been calculated and the figure is really quite astounding.

Based on his £3 million-per-year deal, which equates to £8,219 per day, Allardyce will have pocketed approximately £550,000 from 67 days in charge.

To reiterate, over half a million pounds for just one victory over Slovakia on September 4.

Incredible. By vacating his post after 67 days, Allardyce - embarrassingly - became England's shortest-serving full-time manager.

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But what did the former West Ham and Bolton boss have to say about losing his "dream job"?

Speaking outside his Bolton home this morning, per the Telegraph, he said: "On reflection, it was a silly thing to do.

"I was helping out someone who I knew for 30 years and unfortunately it was an error in judgement on my behalf and I paid the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion.

"An agreement was done with the FA very amicably. I have a confidential agreement, lads, and I'm going to go away and reflect on it. I'd like to wish Gareth Southgate and all the England lads all the very best.

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Asked whether he will return to management, Allardyce added: "Who knows, we'll wait and see."

Where FA chairman Greg Dyke is concerned, Allardyce's decision to broker a £400,000 deal and tell undercover reporters how to manipulate player transfers was fuelled by greed.

"What was he doing hawking himself around to get another £400,000 job when he's just taken a job for over £3 million, plus bonuses on top of that if he does well?" Dyke said on the BBC’s Breakfast programme.

"I mean, he was just being greedy, wasn’t he?"

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