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Steve McClaren had a nightmare.

Steve McClaren reacts to Iceland's second goal against England

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England succumbed to one of their most shocking defeats in their history at the hands of minnows Iceland on Monday night.

Roy Hodgson's side crashed out in Nice as Iceland came from behind to win by two goals to one. 

It all started so well for the Three Lions, who had taken the lead inside three minutes thanks to a penalty from captain Wayne Rooney. 

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Ultimately, though, it went horribly wrong and Hodgson duly handed in his resignation following the full-time whistle. It's safe to say that it was a horror show for everyone involved in France. 

But there was also a horror moment for another man and he goes by the name of Steve McClaren.

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McClaren nightmare

Sorry, Steve, but you're not getting away with this one. 

England's former manager was axed after failing to lead the country to Euro 2008 and was named the 'Wally with the Brolly' after infamously holding up an umbrella during that fateful night against Croatia at Wembley.

On Monday night, McClaren was at it again. Indeed, he was working as a pundit for Sky Sports and was calmly telling everyone that England had responded impeccably to Iceland's equaliser when, seemingly out of nowhere, Hodgson's side fell behind. 

There probably aren't enough words to describe McClaren's reaction, but it was awkwardly hilarious.

See it here: 

Hodgson out 

As previously mentioned, Hodgson decided to step down from his role as England boss and here's what he had to say in his press conference:

"I'm sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen," Hodgson said, as per the BBC.

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"Now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of a hungry and extremely talented group of players.

"They have done fantastically and done everything asked of them. I hope you will still be able to see an England team in a final of a major tournament soon."

The FA, meanwhile, backed Hodgson's decision to depart and released the following statement: 

"Like the nation, we are disappointed to lose this evening and that our run in Euro 2016 has come to a premature end.

"We had high hopes of progressing through to the latter stages of the competition and accept that we have not met our own expectations or those of the country.

"We back Roy Hodgson's decision to step down as England manager and will discuss next steps imminently."

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