Hodgson reluctantly faces music after seismic Iceland loss

England's former manager, Roy Hodgson, either knows or doesn't know why he held a press conference on Tuesday.

Hodgson bowed out from the role after an embarrassing defeat against Iceland on Monday night in Nice as England failed to secure their place in the quarter finals of Euro 2016.

Meanwhile, England captain Wayne Rooney released a statement refuting press reports that senior players had lost faith in Hodgson's methods.

Shearer, who won 63 global caps, said England were "tactically inept", while Rio Ferdinand, another former England skipper, said the display was "embarrassing".

The quote reads: "The English players showed us a complete lack of respect".

"People are smarting from the defeat. that saw us leave the tournament".

"We clearly need an inspirational manager who can harness the big resources that the English game has got, everything we have now got at St George's Park (the national training centre), to make us more resilient in tournaments", Glenn said. They tried the foreign approach, that didn't work, they've tried the experienced, wily old manager and that didn't work, so what next?

Glenn said that the FA would have to understand why England always "seem brittle" at major tournaments, but he shied away from offering suggestions, twice stating that he was "not a football expert".

"Someone like Sam Allardyce may have that personality and strength to do a little bit of what has happened to the England rugby team".

"One particularly bad game has caused a lot of damage to me personally and the team going forward", he said.

Glenn announced that he, FA technical director Dan Ashworth and FA vice-chairman David Gill, the former Manchester United director, would lead the search for Hodgson's successor. It's been a fantastic journey these four years and it's one I'll look back on or remember with pride.

While Iceland will be remembered for its superb and certainly courageous show of force, the fallout for the English National Team has already resulted in the resignation of Hodgson.

"We are determined to satisfy all the requests and we now have our staff working day and night to satisfy demand".

Steven Gerrard has claimed that a handful of players within the England team would have been worrying about the imminent criticism during their Euro 2016 exit.

Professor Cary Cooper also fears the team could be saddled with some heavy mental baggage following their humiliating loss to Iceland.

"I'd in no way go back on the exercise that we did and I'm very sorry and surprised the way it's finished".

  • Rosalie Stanley