RFU interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, says that England will consider Stuart Lancaster as a possible successor to Eddie Jones.
“Why would it be a problem?” Melville told The Telegraph regarding Lancaster’s less than harmonious exit from the England job three years ago.
I didn’t get rid of anyone. I’ll talk to anyone who has the requisite talent to do the job for us. I am English, this is England, and, of course, it would be great to have an English coach. I haven’t spoken to Stuart, so I’m not sure if it’s the path that he sees for himself, but we have been monitoring everyone for the past 18 months.
We have got a spreadsheet of everything and everyone, different levels, assistant coaches, kicking coaches, all sorts. We have English coaches working overseas as well, quite a few of them in France.
I’ll be meeting with everyone who is a potential target for us. All our top English coaches will be contacted. We have got to have the best coach for the job.