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Roy Hodgson Has Resigned As England Manager

Rory Hodgson has resigned as England manager, following the Three Lions’ loss to Iceland in Euro 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.

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