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I should still be in charge of England, says ‘jealous’ Sam Allardyce

SAM ALLARDYCE admits he is ‘jealous’ of Gareth Southgate and still believes he should be leading England at the World Cup.

The former national team manager left the role by mutual agreement in September 2016 after only one match in charge. His exit came after allegations which followed a newspaper sting.

He told a BBC documentary: ‘That decision was made very hastily. If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager.’

Allardyce added: ‘Jealous is what I feel. Massively disappointed. That should be me there. Unfortunately because of the circumstances that wasn’t the case.’