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Roy Hodgson Resigns As England Manager

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EURO 2016

Roy Hodgson resigns after England lose to Iceland

Nice, France – Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager after his side’s 2-1 defeat by Iceland saw them knocked out of Euro 2016.

The former Fulham and West Bromwich Albion boss was informed by Football Association chiefs that nothing less than a semi-final berth would keep him in a job this summer.

But England continued to frustrate, drawing with both Russia and Slovakia in Group B before suffering a humilating defeat to Iceland in the knock-out stage.

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.

“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, who won 33 of his 56 games in charge, would have been out of contract at the end of the tournament and was set to have talks over having it renewed.