Danny Murphy believes that the acrimonious exit of Sam Allardyce poses a problem for the England national team heading into the future.
On Tuesday, Allardyce left his post as manager of the England national team in disgrace after only two months following revelations regarding the 61-year-old trying to pocket £400,000 from a foreign firm, who were in fact undercover reporters from the Daily Telegraph.
The departure of Allardyce has shocked the entire nation and ex-England international and Liverpool midfielder Murphy has now gone on to express his concern regarding what the embarrassing exit of the former Bolton, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Sunderland boss could mean for the national team down the track.
Murphy told talkSPORT: "My initial feeling is one of sadness if I am honest.
"I know Sam and I have spent time with him. He is a great bloke to be around, he's obviously going to be devastated about this.
"I think my biggest worry with all of with this, is not just what is to come but what effect it is going to have.
"The England job is difficult enough and now we are going to be having people, the best managers we want to try get in charge of our national team, reluctant."