Roy Hodgson has resigned from his position as England’s manager with immediate effect following an embarrassing loss against Iceland.
Assistant managers Ray Lewington and Gary Neville would also leave.”I’m extremely disappointed, of course, about tonight’s result and ultimately our exit from the competition,” Hodgson said.
“We haven’t progressed as far as I thought we were capable of, and that’s obviously not acceptable. I am actually proud of the work that my coaching staff and I have achieved in our time at the helm with England.The transition from a squad whose average was 30 to now being the youngest in the tournament is both remarkable and exciting for the future of English football.I would have loved to stay on for another two years, however I am pragmatic and know that we are in the results business. My contract was always up after the Euros, so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and talented group of players”.
“They’ve been fantastic and done everything asked of them. When I arrived I was told that players didn’t turn up to play for their country or would pull out at the last minute. But I have not seen any of that. Their commitment has been unquestionable.It’s been a fantastic journey these four years and it’s one I’ll look back on with pride”.
“I would like to thank the media for the support that you’ve given me. I’m sorry it’s had to end this way with another exit from a tournament but these things happen.All I can do is wish everybody all the very best and hope that you will still be able to see an England team in a final of a major tournament very soon. We’ve been unable to deliver.”