Rangers midfielder took aim at England backroom coach
Joey Barton has aimed a dig at Gary Neville in his reaction to England's humiliating Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.
England have experienced plenty of embarrassment as a football nation but exiting so meekly against a bold and albeit talented surprise package like Iceland was a new low even by their standards.
Rangers midfielder and sometime pundit Barton, who won one cap for England earlier in his career, took aim at backroom team member and sacked Valencia manager Neville among others on Twitter before Roy Hodgson's resignation as manager:
Hodgson will get the bullet 100%. But Lewington and Gary Neville have also got to be binned. Think the Neville myth has exploded anyway!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016
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.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016
Stop giving jobs to ex top players, they might have been great players but coaching is a totally different skill set, it requires expertise!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016
This culture of entitlement has to stop. Anyone can tell you what goes wrong afterwards on the tele/radio it requires very little skill.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016
Media. It's a reaction industry. Being a great coach is about a proactive skill set. Seeing what will come before it happens.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016