June 28, 2016

Roy Hodgson resigns as England coach after Euro defeat by Iceland

Roy Hodgson resigns as England coach after Euro defeat by Iceland

Iceland has perhaps made the biggest upset at Euro 2016 so far as they sent England packing in the Round 16 of the Championship in France after a 2-1 win against the Three Lions on Monday night.

Roy Hodgson resigned after the shock defeat which saw a Wayne Rooney 4th minute goal cancelled out by Ragnar Sigurdsson (6 minutes) and  Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s (19 minutes) goals.

Roy Hodgson resigns as England coach after Euro defeat by Iceland

Said Hodgson who recorded 33 wins in 55 matches since his takeover from Fabio Capello in 2012:

“I know we are in the results business. I’m extremely disappointed. We haven’t progressed as far in the competition as I thought we were capable of, and that’s obviously not acceptable.

“My contract was always up at the end of the Euros. We are out of the Euros so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of a hungry and extremely talented group of players.

“They have done fantastically, and done everything asked of them. When I arrived I was told that players would not turn up or pull out at the last minute but I haven’t seen any of that.”

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