Eddie Jones has signed a new long-term England contract as he looks to win the Rugby World Cup for the first time.
Despite taking a voluntary reduction during the Coronavirus pandemic, Jones reportedly received a £50,000 increase, taking his total income to £800,000.
By the time the 2023 rolls around Jones will be 63 and will have overtaken Sir Clive Woodward as the longest-serving coach in England history.
Eddie Jones will continue in his role as head coach until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) April 2, 2020
Hear what Eddie had to say about about the extension.
“I can just see us taking rugby to a different level and that’s what we want to do and that is why I am so excited to be involved with this group of players. It is a great opportunity and it is something I couldn’t turn my back on,” said Jones.
“I have committed myself to the next World Cup and I will give everything I have got and spend every moment I can to make this team better, to keep improving, to make sure it is a team that England is proud of.
“We want to become one of those teams where people remember how you play for a period of time. That is the ache I have as a coach.
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“I want a team that plays the perfect game of rugby. And I want a team that can be remembered as a great team.
“We’ve got the players within England to do that. The players have the hunger to do that. We have seen times when they have done it but we haven’t been able to do it consistently.
“The test of greatness is to be able to do it consistently. With that, comes results. If we are the greatest team then a World Cup medal is probably sitting in front of us.”
10 things you PROBABLY DIDN’T know about Eddie Jones
It’s two years to the day since Eddie Jones was appointed England head coach, and he has since won back-to-back Six Nations along with successful tours to Argentina and Australia respectively.
However here, we look at 10 things you might not know about the Aussie.