Jose Mourinho "feels sorry" for Sam Allardyce after ex-England boss loses dream job

Manchester United manager was speaking to the press

Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he feels sorry for Sam Allardyce after his departure as England boss after just 67 days in charge.

Allardyce was forced to leave the position after he was filmed apparently trying to broker a £400,000 deal and telling businessmen how to evade strict rules on third-party ownership - a practice banned by FIFA since May 2015.

However, the 'businessmen' turned out to be undercover reporters carrying out a Daily Telegraph investigation.

Mourinho says his opinion of Allardyce will not change.

"The only thing I can say is that I like Sam, I feel sorry for that because I know that was a dream job," said the Man United boss.

"I feel very sorry for it. The second thing is what happened obviously is not going to interfere in any way my relationship with him. I like him and I respected him before and that isn’t going to change.

"This is between him and the FA. I have nothing to say."