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Sam Allardyce Was Right Man for the Job, but England Must Go in a New Direction

There was something distinctly Shakespearean to Sam Allardyce ’s very swift demise as England manager. It was a job he coveted for so long, yet his inherent instincts, his toxic intuition, betrayed him. It was like he couldn ’t stop himself, unable to stem his urges like so many William Shakespeare protagonists. This was a tragedy for the modern football age. But regardless of whether Allardyce ’s exit as the national-team manager was the right course of action or not, English football must now plot a way forward from this nadir.
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