England National team manager Roy Hodgson has resigned following a shock defeat to Iceland in Euros Round of 16.Despite a 2014 World Cup let down, where England departed with just one point from three games, the English Football Association persisted with Hodgson until the 2016 European Championships.
Hodgson fronted the media after the disappointing loss, visibly dejected. “I’m very fragile today. It wasn’t a good night, for anyone,” he said.
“One particularly bad game has caused a lot of damage.
“They’ve got a major bridge to repair,” he added.
After leading early against Iceland, courtesy of Wayne Rooney’s penalty kick, England fell behind just 20 minutes into the match as Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored.
England was incapable of getting an even footing against Iceland’s stronger performance. Less than an hour after the match, the 68-year-old Hodgson resigned.
Hodgson was appointed in 2012, having previously coached many teams including Switzerland, the UAE and Finland. Hodgson is better known for his managerial CV at club level for Inter Milan, Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. – Patrick Staveley
Photo of Roy Hodgson accompanied by press conference quote from England Football Team Facebook Page