Fans can't believe the bookies' favourite to replace Roy Hodgson 6 years ago

Fans can't believe the bookies' favourite to replace Roy Hodgson

Many fans thought it couldn't get any worse for England.

This was rock bottom, surely? England were out-played, our-manoeuvred and out-battled in every single department in their 2-1 defeat against Iceland.

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Iceland were organised, passionate, aggressive and inventive while England were sloppy, slow and bereft of any ideas to wrest the game back when Iceland equalised early on from a long throw we'd been warned about.

It was the worst performance Alan Shearer had seen from any England side...ever, he brutally opined in the Match of the Day studio.

Hodgson faced the media immediately after the game with his resignation statement following the most abject 90 minutes of football any England fan had witnessed in many a long year.

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But if Hodgson quitting was going to offer any solace or light at the end of the tunnel that English football could once again be reborn in the wake of England's ignominious exit, many fans were sadly mistaken.

Many reacted with horror at the list of regulars trotted out by the bookmakers as potential replacements for the out-going Hodgson.

Atop the rather weary looking list was Gareth Southgate's name - and the sight of the former Three Lions defender and U21 boss as bookies' favourite to lead England on was too much to bear for some.

Ian Wright was backing him...

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Not many other people were however...

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