Former Australia coach Eddie Jones has revealed an interest in the England managerial vacancy, while Nick Mallett and Jake White have ruled themselves out of the running.
Elite rugby director Rob Andrew is beginning the search for a replacement for Martin Johnson, who left his position on Wednesday, ahead of the build-up to next February’s Six Nations. Jones, who is 14/1 with bookmaker to follow in Johnson’s footsteps, admits he would be excited by the challenge of managing England.
“You’d always be interested in coaching England,” he told the BBC.
“It has got a fantastic domestic competition, very, very good players and you have just got to get the right programme in place and they should be good enough to win the next World Cup.”
Meanwhile, former Italy and South Africa coach Mallett has opted to stay in Cape Town where he lives with his family, while White is remaining in Australia with the ACT Brumbies.