Rory Hodgson has resigned as England manager, following the Three Lions’ loss to Iceland in Euro 2016.
BREAKING: Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager after losing to Iceland in #EURO2016 round of 16
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) June 27, 2016
Hodgson: ‘They’ve done everything that’s been asked of them’. What the fuck was the question?
— Ian Prior (@ianprior) June 27, 2016
The English were shocked this evening as minnows Iceland won 2-1 to reach the last 8 of Euro 2016.
“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,” he added. Quote via BBC.
After a 100% record throughout the qualification campaign, England navigated their way through the group to reach the last 16 of the tournament. With a place in the quarter-final against hosts France in store for the winners, many backed England to win tonight.
However, a brave effort from Iceland caused a major upset.
This left Hodgson with little option but to resign as his contract was coming to an end, and his reign will not be considered a success.
The search is now on for a successor as the attention turns to the 2018 World Cup campaign.
Video via RTÉ.