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Next England Rugby Head Coach odds after Eddie Jones sacking

#2. Richard Cockerill – 3/1

#1. Steve Borthwick – 2/1

The former England captain worked with Jones for five years in the England set-up as forwards coach, and a further three years as assistant coach in Japan before that.

Having taken charge of the Tigers in 2020, Borthwick has overseen a huge turnaround at the club, transforming them from Premierships strugglers to pace-setters at the top of the table.

Steve Borthwick and Neal Hatley talk before the Guinness Six Nations Championship match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on February 23, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

As such, his is a name very much linked to the England post.

The Leicester job is the first head coaching gig in his career, however, so the 42-year-old would be thrown in very green.

Borthwick, who picked up 57 Test caps as a player between 2001 and 2010, recently said he has “enough on my plate” at Leicester, but if England did come calling, it would be hard for him to say no.

Sources suggest the Aussie will receive between £700,000 and £800,000 pay-out. To land Borthwick from Leicester would require a payout in the region of £200,000 to get Tigers to release him from his current contract.