McClaren: England not an impossible job

Sacked England boss Steve McClaren insists the Three Lions job isn't impossible.

McClaren told Sky Sports News: "They really have to choose the best man and, whoever that is, I believe there is enough in that squad, there is enough in those players to be successful.

"Unfortunately, it didn't work out for me but I sincerely hope - I'm a fan as much as anybody else.

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"And he'll have a great advantage going in - a long time to prepare."

The former Middlesbrough boss was in charge for 18 games, the shortest tenure of any coach in the post.

However, McClaren insists he has no regrets.

"It isn't just 18 months I've worked with England, it's six and a half years and they've been fantastic," he said.

"Even though it's ended like it's ended, I had incredible times, working with Sven (Goran Eriksson), being on my own.

"The support I've had from the players, from the staff around the team has really kept me going and that is what I value most, what's inside.

"The players were always good, the support I got from the admin and the medical (staff) was always fantastic and the support of the FA - I've got no qualms about that, which I've stated anyway.

"I'm disappointed it's all over but that's football."

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