Hodgson quits

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June 28, 2016
England coach Roy Hodgson

NICE, France (AP):

Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in his hands. It was utter

humiliation for England.

First-time finalists Iceland embarrassed the stars of the Premier League yesterday, dumping them from the European Championship in the Round of 16.

And the man who presided over yet another night of English ignominy immediately quit.

Roy Hodgson's four-year contract was due to expire after Euro 2016, but he accepted immediately after the 2-1 loss to Iceland that there was no way he could stay in the job.

"I would have loved to stay on another two years. However, I'm pragmatic and know that we're in the results business," Hodgson said.

"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 extremely talented group of players."

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