Sir Clive Woodward believes there is only one outstanding candidate to replace Eddie Jones after the RFU ‘backed themselves into a corner’.
“England will be searching for a new head coach to succeed Eddie Jones after next year’s World Cup and I’m sure they will be looking at Farrell,” wrote Woodward.
“I’m equally sure Ireland will want to keep him.”
Woodward went onto crtisisise the RFU after they announced that the next England boss would be English.
“Farrell ticks all the boxes, but so too do Ronan O’Gara, Scott Robertson, Fabien Galthie and others. This is where the RFU have needlessly backed themselves into a corner.
“By saying in public they want to appoint an English coach next, they have immediately limited their options. I just can’t understand why. In international coaching you need the best in the business. It shouldn’t matter a jot where they’re from.
“Such a comment is a slight on Jones and I wouldn’t have been happy reading it if I was him.”
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Woodward wrote: “Farrell also excelled. I thought he was excellent in Sydney up against the giant Kerevi, who had a brilliant game. Kerevi is a fearsome opponent, but Farrell matched him and never took a backward step.”Embed from Getty Images