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  • Sam Allardyce is out of the England manager's role after only 67 days (AAP)Source: AAP
Sam Allardyce has stepped down as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match, 67 days in charge and a 100% win record as England manager.
Jesse Robinson

28 Sep 2016 - 5:23 PM  UPDATED 28 Sep 2016 - 5:37 PM

Sam Allardyce’s termination comes following a newspaper investigation on Allardyce offering advice on getting around player transfer rules.

A statement released by the FA labelled Allardyce’s conduct as inappropriate.

England under 21 manager, Gareth Southgate will temporarily take the reins of English football.

In light of the situation, here are five football managers who Allardyce outlasted.

5. Kevin Cullis & Micky Adams – Swansea 7 & 13 days, 1996/97.

The south Wales club went through six managers in an 18 month period that featured two very short roles from Cull and Adams.

Kevin Cullis lasted two games at the helm in Swansea before he resigned or was sacked, depending on which story you believe.

Adams managed three matches for the then third tier club before he walked out after not receiving the financial backing he was promised before he took the role.

4. Martin Ling – Cambridge United 0 Matches, 9 Days, 2009.

Ling took the top job at Non-League side Cambridge United but before Ling’s new club had kicked a ball he quit because he had “irreconcilable differences” with Cambridge club chairman George Rolls, the same reason Ling’s predecessor Gary Brabin had left the club.

Later that week, Rolls left his post at the club and Martin Ling was reappointed by the clubs board.  

Ling went on to manage for the full season before being sacked at the beginning of the 2011 season.

3. Dave Bassett, Crystal Palace, 0 Matches 4 Days, 1984.

Dave "Harry" Bassett was adored by AFC Wimbledon fans for his direct “Route One Football” style that led the South London club from the fourth tier of English Football all the way to the top tier in the 80’s.

In June 1984, halfway through his stint in South London, Bassett walked out on the ‘Dons to join premier second tier side and London rivals, Crystal Palace.

After four days at the Eagles, Harry changed his mind and returned to Wimbledon, stating "I gave it some serious thought, but in the end it just did not feel right. We have unfinished business, and I didn't really want to leave here.”

2. Marcelo Bielsa, Lazio, 0 Matches 2 Days, 2016.

Marcelo Bielsa nicknamed “Loco Bielza” lived up to his name after announcing his resignation just 48 hours after signing a deal with Lazio.

Bielsa, made famous for his eccentric behaviour walked out on the Serie A club by resigning before he had even stepped foot on the pitch in Rome citing a “change of heart” as the reason for his dramatic turnaround.

Bielsa was available to sign with Lazio after walking out on previous club Marseille after one match at the helm in Ligue 1 the season prior.

1. Leroy Rosenior 0 Games 10 Minutes, 2007.

Leroy Rosenior’s record for shortest stint as a professional manager will likely never be beaten.

Rosenior managed Torquay United between 2002 and 2006, managing to lead them to promotion into League One.

In 2007 a year after leaving the club, Torquay were relegated back to League Two and the Gulls re-signed the former premier league striker as manager.

However, just 10 minutes after the announcement, the club were taken over by a local consortium who showed him the door and appointed former Torquay player Paul Buckle to replace him.