England head coach Eddie Jones has revealed big bounty details as his future remains up in the air.
Sources suggest the Australian will be paid £800,000 if he is sacked as England boss, but could not take another job before the Rugby World Cup.
The RFU had promised a review but sources indicated they may act before then to close the curtain on Jones’ seven-year tenure with the 2003 World Cup winners.
The Mail Online reported that the RFU’s top performance executive Conor O’Shea was looking for players.
A performance involving Jones, senior RFU figures and members of the media was scheduled to take place on Monday 5 December but has now been postponed.
the exodus begins
The departures of senior backroom staff have been confirmed, including team doctor Richard Tingay and newcomer former Great Britain hockey coach Danny Kerry.
The duo’s potential exit adds further disruption to Jones’ backroom staff, which has faced significant turmoil during his tenure.
Who will replace Eddie Jones?
The Rugby Football Union has reportedly drawn up a three-man shortlist to replace Eddie Jones as England head coach after next year’s Rugby World Cup.
The RFU expects to finalize their appointment in May, just four months before the tournament in France begins, and is ready to communicate with all three candidates now that Bill Sweeney, their chief executive, is back after six weeks in New Zealand to Rugby Women’s World Cup.
Sweeney had said that the winning candidate could form part of England’s management team at the World Cup. The RFU initially stated that they preferred an English head coach, but that stance has been softened.
One possible candidate the RFU has missed is France defense coach guru Shaun Edwards.
“People asked me if I wanted to join England, but there was no offer on the table,” Edwards wrote in his column for Mail Online.
“I went for a walk along the River Thames with Bill Sweeney, the RFU chief executive, last year, but there hasn’t been much conversation since. It’s not for me to push that.
“We are in a cost of living crisis, with clubs like Wasps and Worcester sadly going out of business.
“I remember how close I came to losing my job after the 2015 World Cup and I don’t need any more of those sleepless nights.”
England three-man shortlist to replace Jones:
#1. scott robertson
Mike Brown, the former England fullback who captained the Barbarians against the Harlequins, wrote in his mail on sundaycolumn that he was “convinced” that Robertson would be the “perfect successor” to Jones.
Scott Robertson Facts:
- Robertson showed great ambition when he outlined the goal of winning the World Cup with two different countries.
- His playing position was winger and he played for Bay of Plenty, Perpignan, Canterbury, Crusaders and All Blacks.
- Robertson is known for his post-victory break dance routine.