England sacks Coach Hodgson after minnows (Iceland) knocks them out of #Euro2016

28 Jun 2016

England sacks Coach Hodgson after minnows (Iceland) knocks them out of #Euro2016


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England football coach has resigned from his international coaching activities with the Three Lions following their lost to minnows Iceland at the #Euro2016. And the statement followed by the Football Association (FA) shows they are also tied of him and want him to leave.

The 68-year-old had been in charge for four years after replacing Italian Fabio Capello but has won just three of 11 games in major tournament finals.

Iceland - with a population of just 330,000 - were among the lowest-ranked teams in France at 34 in the world.

Following his resignation, Roy Hodgson made the following statements when speaking with BBC;

"I'm sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen," Hodgson said.

"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. I hope you will still be able to see an England team in a final of a major tournament soon."

Hodgson, who won 33 of his 56 games as England boss, would have been out of contract at the end of the tournament.

The former Liverpool and West Brom boss was due to discuss a possible contract renewal but Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said he would only stay on if England "do well" in France.

Showing how the English people are tired of him, the FA in a statement issued following Hodgson's resignation:

"Like the nation, we are disappointed to lose this evening and that our run in Euro 2016 has come to a premature end.

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"We back Roy Hodgson's decision to step down as England manager and will discuss next steps imminently." .

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