Gary Neville destroyed by Joey Barton on Twitter

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England fans are waking up this morning to the realisation that their national side really have crashed out of Euro 2016 against minnows Iceland. 

The Three Lions, who took the lead after just three minutes thanks to a penalty from captain Wayne Rooney, succumbed to a torrid defeat in Nice.

Indeed, goals from goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson sent England packing at the Round of 16 stage. 


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It was a truly woeful performance from England and manager Roy Hodgson, alongside coaches Gary Neville and Ray Lewington, duly resigned following proceedings. 

Ex-Manchester United man Neville has truly had a disastrous year; after leaving his punditry position at Sky Sports, he opted to take charge of La Liga outfit Valencia, where he was dismissed from his role after a short-lived reign. 

Neville nightmare 

But with England - and a number of exciting players - there appeared to be hope for Neville to help his country secure success in France. 

Ultimately, alongside Hodgson and co., he failed. 

And in the moments before Neville's resignation was made public, he was absolutely slammed by Rangers midfielder Joey Barton. 

Barton, 33, certainly didn't hold back when discussing Neville's recent nightmare, claiming that 'the Neville myth has exploded'. 

Barton tweeted: "Hodgson will get the bullet 100%. But Lewington and Gary Neville have also got to be binned. Think the Neville myth has exploded anyway!

"That's a WC as a coach, a Euro's and the Valencia job are huge myth exploding failures. Think a huge clear out is needed."

What now? 

It's quite clear just what Barton thinks of Neville, but how does he think the national side should move forward? 

Well, you can see for yourself here...

He continued: "Hire the best available if you are serious about winning. Encourage a coaching culture from grassroots level.

"Stop giving jobs to ex top players, they might have been great players but coaching is a totally different skill set, it requires expertise!

"An expertise that has to been learned by doing the time and apprenticeships away from the pressure and spotlight of big jobs.

"This culture of entitlement has to stop. Anyone can tell you what goes wrong afterwards on the tele/radio it requires very little skill.

"Media. It's a reaction industry. Being a great coach is about a proactive skill set. Seeing what will come before it happens.

"Most struggle with the ability to put themselves in other people's shoes. They see the world from their perspective.

"That is a huge hindrance in trying to be a great coach. The cultural aspect has to change. We won't be successful until it does."

What do you make of Barton's comments? Have your say below! 

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