McClaren steadfastly refused to resign in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday night´s crushing 3-2 Euro 2008 defeat by Croatia at Wembley which ended any hope of reaching next summer´s Finals in Austria and Switzerland.
It will be the first time England have missed a major championship since the 1994 World Cup and like the man who presided over that failure, Graham Taylor, McClaren looks set to pay with his job.
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