Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has backed Sam Allardyce after he left his role as England manager by mutual consent.
Allardyce’s position as Three Lions boss was made untenable after a sting by The Telegraph showed him engaged in conversation on how to get around third-party ownership, while also capturing him making other unpleasant comments towards high-profile figures in the game.
Mourinho, who was talking to the media ahead of the Red Devils’ upcoming Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk, was complimentary towards Allardyce when he was appointed England boss in the summer and has again backed ‘Big Sam’.
“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,” said Allardyce.
“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.”