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Ex-England coach Allardyce defends himself: Entrapment has won

Former England coach Sam Allardyce has defended himself after leaving the job amid a media scandal.

Allardyce left his role as England boss on Tuesday evening after agreeing with the FA that comments he made to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters had left his position "untenable".

The 61-year-old told media assembled outside his Bolton home: "Obviously I have to do this before I go away. On reflection it was a silly thing to do.

"I was trying to help someone out I knew for 30 years and unfortunately it was an error in judgment on my behalf.

"Entrapment has won on this occasion."

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