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England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015

Mark Sampson has been sacked from his role as manager of the England Women side after almost four years in charge.

The 34-year-old was cleared by two separate investigations following allegations by former Lionesses striker Eni Aluko that he had previously made racist comments towards her and ex-teammate Drew Spence.

Sampson has consistently denied the allegations but the story resurfaced over the last week after Spence gave a statement backing up Aluko's claims.

The FA announced on September 20 that Sampson had been relieved of duties after it was presented with evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" from an entirely separate incident while he was working at the Bristol Academy in 2014.

Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Greg Clarke: 'Mark Sampson should have been sacked long time ago'
The FA's chairman Greg Clarke says that former England Women manager Mark Sampson should have been sacked "three or four years ago".
Oct 3, 16:03
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
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England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Mark Sampson 'had six-month relationship with player at Bristol Academy'
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Sep 26, 10:32
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Emma Hayes: 'Mark Sampson situation has been very testing'
Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes claims that dealing with the Mark Sampson situation was one of the most difficult things that she has faced in her career.
Sep 24, 22:33
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Sue Smith: 'Mark Sampson departure a real mess'
Former England Women international Sue Smith admits that the controversy surrounding Mark Sampson's departure as Lionesses boss "is a real mess".
Sep 24, 19:58
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Sacked England Women's boss Mark Sampson to pocket £80,000 payoff?
Mark Sampson is in line to receive a payoff of around £80,000 from the Football Association, although he could double that if successful with an unfair dismissal case.
Sep 24, 17:32
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Bristol City 'angry' over Mark Sampson controversy
Bristol City are said to be angry with Football Association over its handling of the investigation into ousted England Women coach Mark Sampson's past.
Sep 21, 20:48
England Women manager Mark Sampson speaks to the media on September 19, 2017
Women in Football "deeply concerned" over Mark Sampson
Women in Football says that it is "deeply concerned" by the events that led to Mark Sampson's dismissal as England Women manager.
Sep 21, 11:39
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Trevor Brooking: Mark Sampson "interviewed fine"
The FA's former director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, says that he was unaware of any cause for concern when he hired Mark Sampson in 2013.
Sep 21, 10:13
Martin Glenn, CEO of the FA speaks during a press conference with Roy Hodgson (Not Pictured) on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France
Martin Glenn: 'It was a difficult decision to sack Mark Sampson'
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn speaks of the "difficult decision" to sack Mark Sampson as head coach of the England women's team.
Sep 20, 19:39
England Women manager Mark Sampson speaks to the media on September 19, 2017
British sports minister Tracey Crouch: 'FA, Mark Sampson situation is a mess'
British sports minister Tracey Crouch questions the FA's due diligence following the sacking of England Women manager Mark Sampson.
Sep 20, 18:35
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
FA announces Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women manager
The FA announces that Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women manager due evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time at Bristol Academy.
Sep 20, 18:01
Mark Sampson applauds ahead of England Women's game against Russia Women on September 19, 2017
Mark Sampson's departure as England Women boss 'decided by FA'
England Women head coach Mark Sampson has reportedly been sacked by the FA, despite initial claims that he has decided to quit.
Sep 20, 17:35
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Mark Sampson's departure as England Women boss relates to 'fresh allegations'
Mark Sampson is reportedly quitting as England Women manager due to fresh allegations regarding his behaviour in a previous role.
Sep 20, 16:45
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Mark Sampson 'to quit' as England Women manager
England Women manager Mark Sampson is due to step down from his role this afternoon.
Sep 20, 15:22
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Mark Sampson: 'England Women well-prepared'
England Women manager Mark Sampson insists that his side are unaffected by the off-the-field attention surrounding allegations of racism against him.
Sep 19, 14:46
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
FA to reopen racism case against Mark Sampson?
The FA could reportedly reopen its investigation into racism claims against England Woman manager Mark Sampson.
Sep 14, 17:40
England's head coach Mark Sampson walks on the field at the Moncton Stadium on June 8, 2015
Eni Aluko accuses England Women football boss Mark Sampson of 'racist' remark
Chelsea striker Eni Aluko accuses England Women football manager Mark Sampson of making a racist remark about Ebola.
Aug 21, 19:40



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