ROY HODGSON RESIGNS AS ENGLAND MANAGER

Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after the humiliating Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland which knocked the national team out of the tournament.

The former Fulham and West Bromwich Albion manager’s contract expires this summer but he has confirmed he will not seek fresh terms.

Despite boasting a young and talented squad, England have yet against struggled to make their mark at a major competition, spelling the end of Hodgson’s four-year reign as manager.

Wayne Rooney’s penalty gave England a dream start after four minutes, but from that point they were largely outfought, outbattled and outplayed.

Ragnar Sigurdsson all too easily lost Kyle Walker from Aron Gunnarsson’s mammoth throw to level within two minutes and things got worse when a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson effort trickled home after Joe Hart’s pathetic attempt at a save.

Wayward finishing, stern defending and poor passing meant England were unable to find a response as Iceland deservedly set up a remarkable quarter-final with hosts France.

As for England, bowing out to Iceland will leave a hangover that will prove hard to shake, with fans chanting, “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” at the final whistle.

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