Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after his team were beaten
2-1 by Iceland to seal their exit from Euro 2016. Assistant managers
Gary Neville and Ray Lewington have also resigned. Announcing his
resignation immediately after the final whistle in the post-match press
conference this evening, 68 year old Hodgson said;
contract was always up after the Euros so now is the time for someone
else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry, extremely talented
group of players.
have been fabulous and they have done everything that was asked of
them. When I arrived I was told players didn’t turn up to play for their
country or pulled out at the last minute.
‘I have not seen any of that.These players love to play and their commitment has been exemplary.
‘My staff have asked me to speak on their behalf. They came with me as part of my coaching team and they will leave with me.
I would like to thank all my support staff, the players, the FA and of
course the fans. It has been a fabulous journey these past four years.
woud like to thank you the media for the support you have given me. I
am sorry it has had to end in this way with another exit but these
things happen, and all I can do is wish everybody the very best and hope
that you will still see an England team in the future in a major finals
with the success that we have been unable to achieve.’