Eddie Jones is facing crunch talks with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney following England’s dismal Six Nations.
Telegraph Sport has revealed that a clause exists in his current deal that could see him axed following their sudden loss of form.
Asked if his future was in doubt on Sunday, Jones said: ‘That’s not the question at the moment. That’s for other people to answer, not for me to answer.’
Asked if finishing fifth was unacceptable, Jones replied: “You know it’s not [acceptable]. You know it’s not. We’re disappointed, very disappointed.”
He did, however, go on to express confidence he could turn things around as he did in 2018. “There’s no reason that we won’t,” he said. “I think that teams come through these periods of time and you come out of it far stronger than you were before.”
RFU sources have indicated to RUCK that a knee-jerk reaction will be avoided.
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His ability to forge a strong team of talents to work together has helped take the Bears from the Championship to the top of the Premiership.
The Auckland-born 52-year-old took the club up from the second tier in his first season at the club, and they have gone on to establish themselves at the top end of the top tier, even winning the 19/20 European Challenge Cup in October last year.
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