Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after their 2-1 loss to Iceland in the Round of 16 that saw them eliminated from EURO 2016.
Hodgson announced his resignation at a press conference after the match and said that he is disappointed about what has happened.
“I’m sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen,” Hodgson said.
“I hope you will still be able to see an England team in a final of a major tournament soon. 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.”
Hodgson had been England manager since 2012 and won 33 of the 56 matches he managed but only won 3 of 11 matches in major tournaments.
It was definitely the right time for Hodgson to resign as he knew that England had to perform well in the Euro’s for him to stay on. England did play well in most matches but were not able to captalise their chances in matches against Russia and Slovakia. It wasn’t a good performance against Iceland and not the best way for Hodgson to leave but he had no choice.
The next England manager has not been decided but current Crystal Palace manager, Alan Pardew is the early favourite. Former England international Alan Shearer stated that he would take the job if he was approached. Bournemouth’s manager, Eddie Howe and new Celtic boss, Brendan Rodgers have also been linked with the role.