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Joey Barton Savages Gary Neville And England After Euro 2016 Humiliation

It was a night to forget for England, but many are still keen to stick the boot in and let the team know just how much they let the country down.

Roy Hodgson has already left his post as England manager – with assistants Ray Lewington following him out the door – and Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has taken umbrage with the fact that Neville was even on the coaching staff in the first place.

In particular, the outspoken 33 year old could not hide his annoyance that ex-players are given such lofty positions when they clearly have not got the necessary experience or, in some cases, the qualifications for the job and are simply there on their playing merits – a situation that rarely result in the team’s progression.

SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 20:  Roy Hodgson manager of England and Gary Neville coach of England in discussion prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Slovakia and England at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 20, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The former Newcastle and Man City midfielder makes direct reference to Neville’s brief time as manager of La Liga side Valencia – a period that was a catastrophic failure for him – as an example of why former players should not simply be able to walk into the top jobs.

Barton took to Twitter before the Hodgson resignation announcement, but was adamant that even when the 68 year old left, Neville had to go too.

Despite leaving the England setup last night, Neville is still one of the frontrunners to replace Hodgson as the next England manager.

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