The football world has been left reeling after the sudden departure of Sam Allardyce from the job as England manager after only 67 days and one match in charge.

The former Bolton and West Ham manager admitted he had "made some comments which have caused embarrassment". However the reaction from the world of football was one of sadness, anger and frustration.

Former England captain Alan Shearer told BBC 5 Live: "I'm angry, I'm sad, I'm staggered at the misjudgement from a guy who admitted this was his dream job. It's incredible and a catastrophic misjudgement by Sam and his advisers."

Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: "The rest of the football community around the world will be laughing at us. The England role has become comical.

"This was a man who was passionate about getting the job. He forced the FA to act. Naivety seems to be the word coming up. It's disappointing for English football."

FA boss Martin Glenn said: "His behaviour has been inappropriate." Allardyce's behaviour said Glenn was "not is what expected of an England manager". However Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright was more sad than mad, Tweeting: "Sam Sam Sammmm."

Fellow Arsenal legend Ray Parlour was less forgiving, telling The Sun: "It's embarrassing. You've just got a new manager and everyone is looking forward and suddenly this happens. People will be laughing at us. You've got to deal with the situation and move on. In football there are shocks all the time and you have to be ready for it, but don't get me wrong, this is a major shock."

At least former striker and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker made a wry observation from the debacle by tweeting: "Sam Allardyce has lost his job as England manager. No one, though, will ever beat his game winning percentage."