McClaren is axed

The Football Association have confirmed the departure of England coach Steve McClaren. McClaren's tenure was brought to an end today, less than 24 hours after England were knocked out of Euro 2008 at the qualifying stage.

The Football Association have confirmed the departure of England coach Steve McClaren.

McClaren's tenure was brought to an end today, less than 24 hours after England were knocked out of Euro 2008 at the qualifying stage.

England, who only needed a draw against Croatia to seal their place at the finals in Austria & Switzerland, lost 3-2 at Wembley on Wednesday.

McClaren was contracted up to the World Cup in 2010 - but he will not be seeing out the remaining 33 months of his contract after England's first failure to qualify for the finals of a major tournament since 1994.


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His reign is the shortest in the history of the English national team.

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