England manager Roy Hodgson has stepped down after his team’s shock defeat at the hands of Iceland in the last 16 clash at the Euro 2016 tournament.
England were poor and even after taking a 4th minute lead allowed Iceland back in with two goals on the 6th and 18th minutes to win the clash and advance to the quarter finals, a defeat that has been termed the worst and most shameful for the Three Lions.
With the defeat, Hodgson, who has been under pressure all through the tournament, winning just one of four matches with a last minute goal, announced he will be resigning.
“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.
Hodgson confirmed his assistants Ray Lewington and Gary Neville would also be leaving their posts.