Sam Allardyce's tenure as England manager has come to an end after just 67 days after his contract was terminated by mutual consent with the Football Association.
Allardyce, who was in charge of England for just one match, was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in England football.
The 61-year-old’s departure was announced following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.
England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate will take charge of the senior side for the next four games in an interim capacity.
Allardyce, who took over the reins from Roy Hodgson in July following an abject Euro 2016 performance, described the Three Lions post as the culmination of his career in football and his dream job. However, his exit is mired in embarrassment and recrimination.
A statement from the FA read: "The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.
"Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised. However, due to the serious nature of his actions, the FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.
"This is not a decision that was taken lightly but the FA's priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. The manager of the England men's senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.
"Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men's senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst the FA begins its search for the new England manager.
"The FA wishes Sam well in the future."
"Further to recent events, the FA and I have mutually agreed to part company.
"It was a great honour for me to be appointed back in July and I am deeply disappointed at this outcome.
"This afternoon, I met with Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn and offered a sincere and wholehearted apology for my actions.
"Although it was made clear during the recorded conversations that any proposed arrangements would need the FA's full approval, I recognise I made some comments which have caused embarrassment.
"As part of today's meeting, I was asked to clarify what I said and the context in which the conversations took place. I have co-operated fully in this regard.
"I also regret my comments with regard to other individuals."