England boss McClaren admits Carragher turned him down

England coach Steve McClaren has confirmed that Jamie Carragher will not be going back on his decision to quit the national side.

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Carragher decided earlier this summer to retire from international football, having failed to ever become a regular for the Three Lions.

McClaren was desperate to keep the versatile Liverpool star available - but having spoken with him at length - he was unable to convince Carragher to reverse his original decision.

"I met Jamie on Monday and had a very good conversation but unfortunately he's stayed with the decision to not be involved with us," McClaren told Sky Sports News.

"We respect that, Jamie has been a fantastic servant for England.

"I won't close the door, who knows in the future."

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