The Football Association has denied reports claiming England coach Steve McClaren has been summoned to FA headquarters to explain the team’s poor results.
Reports claimed the FA’s International Committee wanted to speak to McClaren after Wednesday’s Euro 2008 qualifier against Andorra in Barcelona.
A statement from the FA said: “It is very disappointing to see reports that we have or will ‘summon’ Steve.
“At a time when we are giving our full support to Steve and the England team, these stories are very unhelpful.
“Steve, as normal, will attend the next international committee meeting as he and every England manager always has.
“There is nothing out of the ordinary with this, it is routine.
“We have been with the squad throughout the past week and it is obvious to us just how hard Steve and his coaching staff are working to get results.
“We would once again like to offer our full support to Steve and the team.”
McClaren has been criticised following England’s performance in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Israel, and there have been reports – denied by McClaren – of a rift within the camp.
The result in Tel Aviv leaves England three points behind second-placed Russia and five adrift of Group E leaders Croatia – and in danger of not qualifying for a major finals for the first time since the World Cup finals in 1994.