VIDEO: Seven highs and lows of Roy Hodgson’s reign as England boss

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Roy Hodgson has walked away from his job as England manager after a disastrous end to their Euro 2016 campaign.

He was announced as the man to lead the national side on 1st May 2012 and presided over two European Championships and one World Cup.

Last night the 68-year-old stepped down from his role after a shock 2-1 defeat by Iceland, who progressed to the quarter-finals and sent England home red faced.

Here are seven highs and lows of the Hodgson regime...

1: Out of Euro 2012 on penalties.

Expectations weren’t sky high for England in 2012, but Hodgson’s first tournament as manager ended in a manner of defeat so familiar to the nation – a penalty shootout defeat.

The match will be remembered for Andrea Pirlo’s outrageous dinked spot-kick.

2: Unbeaten qualification for Brazil 2014 World Cup

Hodgson said leading England to qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was his proudest moment in football, and they did it in style, going unbeaten.

Moldova and San Marino, twice, were hammered and along the way England actually beat the Brazilians in a friendly.

3: Rock bottom in Brazil

In the lead up to the 2014 World Cup Hodgson sparked debate by leaving Ashley Cole out of his squad.

But there was no debate about England’s performance as they finished bottom of their group, losing to both Italy and Uruguay before a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica.

Hodgson survived calls for him to step down.

4: Dropping down the rankings

The World Cup failure put England in their worst position in the FIFA World Rankings since 1996, as Hodgson’s men fell to 20th.

5: The winning streak

Hodgson’s best run as England boss came in qualification for Euro 2016, the Three Lions winning all 10 group games to become only the fifth national side to have achieved the feat.

6: England freeze against Iceland

The minnows of Euro 2016 achieved what many thought to be impossible, with a 2-1 win over England in the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

Although Hodgson’s side went ahead through an early Wayne Rooney penalty, they soon found themselves 2-1 down and were unable to find an equaliser to save their European Championship hopes or their manager’s job.

7: Post match resignation

Hodgson attended is post-match press conference to give a resignation speech that seemed incredibly well put together for something the FA insists was penned between full-time and the meeting with the media.

Of course it’s almost unthinkable that Hodgson would have considered defeat such a possibility that he should prepare a statement before the game.

The manager said his piece and left, taking no questions and drawing more criticism.