Stuart Lancaster joins panel to advise Euro 2016 failure

Stuart Lancaster joins panel to advise on how Euro 2016 flops England can improve

  • Stuart Lancaster joined a panel tasked with reviving the persistently failing football team
  • Th 48-year-old presided over England’s Rugby World Cup failure in 2015
  • Dan Ashworth is leading a technical team trying to solve England’s woes
Euro 2016 flops England have turned to failed Rugby World Cup coach Stuart Lancaster for advice on how to revive their fortunes on the international stage following their latest disappointment.

The decision to approach Lancaster might raise eyebrows but clearly a technical team at the FA headed by Dan Ashworth believe there is value in talking to him about the difficulties he endured as England rugby coach at the World Cup last year.

Roy Hodgson stood down immediately after England’s humiliating 2-1 defeat to Iceland in the last-16 of Euro 2016, which came two years after they were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage.

There have been examples of cross-pollination between sports in the past, perhaps most notably when rugby union coach Sir Clive Woodward took a role at Southampton.

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