Fabio Capello has revealed that England's World Cup disappointment will be the end of road for several members of a heavily-criticised squad.
Capello was told on Friday that he retained the faith of the Football Association despite his side's dismal campaign and last 16 exit at the hands of Germany.
The Italian will be allowed to see out the remaining two years of a lucrative contract which runs until the end of the 2012 European Championship.
However, several members of the squad that under-performed in South Africa will not be around during the qualifying campaign for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
After a friendly against Hungary at Wembley in August, the Three Lions begin their campaign at home to Bulgaria on September 3.
The likes of Emile Heskey, David James, Ledley King, Frank Lampard and even former captain John Terry are all reportedly under threat of the international axe.
"For some this will be the end," confirmed Capello.
"The chairman of Club England, Dave Richards, has asked me what I thought about the next tournament and the young players we might have to bring through, like Adam Johnson and Joe Hart."