Stuart Lancaster to interview for Toulon head coach position

Stuart Lancaster to interview for Toulon head coach position

  • Stuart Lancaster will meet with Toulon owner, Mourad Boudjellal, in Paris on Thursday
  • The former England chief will discuss the possibility of taking over the head coach’s job at the former three-time European champion
  • Reports in France indicate that a two to three-year contract is in the offing
Stuart Lancaster was left unemployed following England’s underwhelming Rugby World Cup campaign last Autumn when the host nation crashed out in the group stages but it appears that he still has a credible reputation in the game after being heavily linked with signing a deal with French giants Toulon in the coming days.

The former England chief would replace former French coach Bernard Laporte who is expected to leave the club for a role in the French Rugby Federation.

Diego Dominguez, the former Argentinian flyhalf, was linked with the job but has had a falling out Boudjellal which looks like it could expedite his removal from the club.

There are a number of job vacancies in Australia and New Zealand to which Lancaster has also been linked, though it has been reported that Lancaster is concerned about uprooting his family.

If Lancaster proves to be out of reach, Toulon may look in the direction of Graham Henry who will shortly serve Leinster in a temporary coaching capacity.

Since his departure from England, Lancaster has been an adviser to the Football Association, the NFL and British Cycling.