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McClaren not thinking of England future

Steve McClaren insists he has not considered his future should England fail to qualify for Euro 2008.

England's Euro 2008 qualification prospects are out of their own hands with McClaren hoping Russia or Croatia slip up.

Reports have suggested The Football Association will make a decision on McClaren's future later this month if they fail to qualify.

McClaren has shrugged off the rumours over his future and is adamant he has the full support of The FA and all the England players.

"I am not even thinking about that (quitting). It's not even in my thinking," McClaren told Sky Sports News. "At the present moment the campaign is not over and I believe this team is making progress, is going forward, is playing as a team.

"And I believe results will go right for us on Saturday night and then it will be up to us on Wednesday (against Croatia).

"What happens after that is out of my control and something I am not even thinking about.

"I have got to be positive and get that group so focused that they believe, that I believe and that we all believe Croatia is going to be the big game for us."

McClaren is adamant that he has the full backing of The FA despite England's struggles to qualify.

"I have had fantastic support from everybody within the organisation from the first day coming into the job," added McClaren

"Brian Barwick has been fantastic, the committee behind the chairman, Dave Richards and Noel White gave me tremendous support after the bad night in Andorra.

"Everything has been fantastic behind the scenes, the support of the players and I think you can see that "I can't control what goes on externally or outside. What I can control is what happens inside and that is the only concern for me that the players are right, the organisation is right and everything is correct in there.

"Everybody is pulling in the right direction and just for four or five mad minutes in Russia we would have been qualified by now.

"But as it is we have to rely on other people."

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