The Football Association have called a press conference for 0945, at which they are expected to announce the dismissal of England coach Steve McClaren.

A hastily arranged FA board meeting at Soho Square appears to have rubber-stamped McClaren´s departure after just 18 games in charge, the shortest tenure of any coach in the post.

McClaren´s time in office came to a humiliating end last night with a 3-2 defeat to Croatia at Wembley which ended England´s hopes of reaching Euro 2008.

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