Jose Mourinho has registered his sympathy for Sam Allardyce following his short time as England manager.
The former West Ham manager left his position as manager of the three lions on Tuesday after agreeing with the FA his position was no longer tenable, due to comments he made to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters.
Allardyce and Mourinho have enjoyed something of a love-hate relationship over the years, but the Portuguese has expressed sympathy for ‘Big Sam’ in the wake of this week’s controversy.
“I like Sam. I feel very sorry for him because I know it was a dream job,” Mourinho told reporters at a press conference.
“It will not interfere in any way with my relationship with him. I liked him and respected him before and that is not going to change.
“It is between him and the FA.”
Big Sam earlier conceded his actions had been “silly” and said: “Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that.”