England's Hodgson quits after loss to Iceland

England coach Roy Hodgson quit after his team's 2-1 loss to tiny Iceland at Euro 2016 on Monday night at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.

"We haven't progressed as far as I thought we were capable of, and that's obviously not acceptable," Hodgson said. "I am actually proud of the work that my coaching staff and I have achieved in our time at the helm with England. The transition from a squad whose average was 30 to now being the youngest in the tournament is both remarkable and exciting for the future of English football."

Hodgson's contract was up, but he said he would have loved to stay on for another two years, until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

"However," he added, "I am pragmatic and know that we are in the results business. My contract was always up after the Euros, so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and talented group of players."

Assistants Ray Lewington and Gary Neville also quit.

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  1. Scott Johnson, June 27, 2016 at 7:47 p.m.


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