Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy for Sam Allardyce over his England humiliation.
Allardyce’s dream job as Three Lions boss turned into a nightmare as he was forced to leave his post on Tuesday after only 67 days in charge.
The 61-year-old’s position was deemed untenable by the FA after he was filmed by undercover reporters making a range of damaging remarks and offering advice on circumventing rules on third-party ownership.
Allardyce looked close to tears as he spoke to reporters on Wednesday morning and confessed he had made an ‘error of judgement’.
And Mourinho, who had praised the former Sunderland manager’s appointment as England boss this summer, admits he is disappointed to see his reign end in the manner it has.
Talking ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk, Mourinho said: “The only thing I can say is that I like Sam, I feel sorry for that because I know that it was the dream job.
“The second thing is what happened obviously is not going to interfere in any way with my relationship with him. I liked him and I respected him before and that is not going to change.
“The third thing is this is between him and the Football Association and I have nothing to say about it.”