Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Lions Boss on Why He Had to Resign

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Lions Boss on Why He Had to Resign

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"I'M extremely disappointed, of course, about tonight's result and our exit from the competition.

"We haven't progressed as far as I thought we were capable of, and that's obviously not acceptable.

"I am actually proud of the work that my coaching staff and I have achieved in our time with England.

"The transition from a squad whose average was 30 to now being the youngest in the tournament is both remarkable and exciting for the future of English football.

"I would have loved to stay on for another two years, however I am pragmatic and know that we are in the results business.

"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.

"They've been fantastic and they have done everything that has been asked of them. …

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