Eddie Jones says he will quit as England coach in 2019
His team won all 13 of their matches in 2016
Jones said that the demands of the job are such that in 2019 he will call it a day
England coach Eddie Jones says that after the 2019 World Cup he will quit as England coach.
England have had a sensational season under Jones winning all 13 of their matches since he took over at the start of the year, following on from his Rugby World Cup achievements with Japan.
But the coach says that the emotional stress of the job will force him to quit after the next World Cup.
“Four years is enough. It is emotionally draining,” Jones told The Times.
Jones says he wants England to be the most dominant team in Europe and maybe the world, citing the aura of certain major sports teams as something he hopes to replicate with England in the coming years.
“England should be the most dominant team in Europe. We should think we can beat everyone.”
“I want us to have that attitude: we are dominant, the biggest team in Europe and we play like that. Like the old Manchester United side, the same as the All Blacks – the All Blacks have a couple of points’ head-start in games because people expect to be beaten by them.
“I want our team to have that. I think we are getting there.”