Gary Neville refutes Observer article about working relationship with Hodgson at Euro 2016

Gary Neville and Roy Hodgson chat during England's woeful Euro 2016 campaign. Credit: PA

Former England assistant coach Gary Neville has demanded an apology over a report that his working relationship with Roy Hodgson deteriorated during Euro 2016.

The Observer on Sunday claimed Neville and Hodgson had a series of disagreements during the tournament, which ended for England with an embarrassing Round of 16 loss to Iceland.

The report states Hodgson's training methods were one source of the disagreements, while players were confused by messages over tactics and positional play.

One source told the newspaper that the players bonded well during the tournament, but there was friction between the coaches.

The Observer makes it clear that there is respect between the parties, but that Neville and goalkeeping coach Dave Watson had disagreements with Hodgson.

Referencing the article on his Twitter, Neville wrote: "This is absolute bulls***! Apology? Removal of article? Let me know!"

Hodgson's contract was due to expire after Euro 2016 and he quit immediately after the loss, knowing an extension would not be forthcoming.

Former Manchester United and England defender Neville and fellow assistant Ray Lewington also left their roles.