With England suffering a devastating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Iceland and crashing out of Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson has resigned as manager.
After four years at the reins of the national team, the 68-year-old’s failure to deliver at tournaments has finally caught up with him. While the side has had it's moments under the Englishman, his reign will ultimately be viewed as a failure.
In light of this, England fans are already hypothesizing who could succeed the ex-Liverpool manager as Three Lions boss.
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FA Chairman Greg Dyke made it clear ahead of the tournament that there were no guarantees over Hodgson’s future.
In fact, Dyke publically stated that Hodgson will only continue as England boss if the side ‘played well’ in France this summer.
It’s fair to say that on the back of a debilitating defeat, the Three Lions have failed to meet such standards. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Hodgson has jumped before he was pushed.
Nonetheless, supporters have reacted swiftly to his resignation:
With England fans keen to turn their back on such a humiliating exit, talk is being directed towards Hodgson’s replacement.
If social media is to be believed, Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe prove the front runners to lead the Three Lions to the 2018 World Cup. Under 21s boss Gareth Southgate proves the favourite with the bookmakers this evening however and could be set for a promotion.
Here are the pick of the Tweets:
Whoever takes over the managerial role with England, there can be little doubting that they face an uphill struggle. Reviving morale after this summer’s demise will prove a challenge in itself.
Whether its Pardew, Howe or Southgate; the only way is up, surely?
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