Jose Mourinho is standing by Sam Allardyce.
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On Wednesday Manchester United’s manager was asked about Allardyce’s shocking exit as England manager after just 67 days in charge.
Following an undercover investigation by The Telegraph in the UK which showed the veteran coach talking about ways to circumvent the FA’s rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, Allardyce agreed to leave the Three Lions after just one game in charge.
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Despite some words against each other in the past, Mourinho spoke glowingly about Allardyce and stood by the Englishman despite his disgrace.
“The only thing I can say that I like Sam. I feel sorry for that because I know that was the dream job and I feel very sorry for it. The second thing I can say is that what happened obviously is not going to interfere in any way with my relation with him. I like him. I respected him before and that is not going to change,” Mourinho said. “The third thing is that this is between him and the Football Association. I have nothing to say about it, really.”
Right now, Allardyce needs all the friends he can get as he faces potential action from the FA over his comments as the investigation continues regarding any involvement he made have had with TPO’s, agents and beyond.