Rassie to be England’s next head coach?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A photograph snapped in Murrayfield -winning Springbok Rassie Erasmus has set the coaching job rumour mill alight.

Erasmus was snapped in the stands and it was posted to by Telegraph .

South play this July in a two- and the could be made that the Erasmus was in town on a run of the mill reconnaissance mission. The kicks off in and culminates a week later at Jonsson Kings in .

, Rapport in are reporting that the coach is in the to discuss a possible move to takeover from incumbent England coach Jones year.


Erasmus has already taken a back seat with the Springboks, with Jacques Nienaber taking over with the Springboks.

Jones’ contract also expires in 2021 and he and the RFU have remained coy about whether or not he sign beyond that date.

Speaking this month, Jones said: “I heard Pep Guardiola talking about whether he’s going to re-sign at Man . It’s a bit like that.

“The players tell whether should continue or not and that’s what I’m looking it. The players will me know.

“If the players play well and the is going well, then maybe you should continue. If the ’s indifferent then maybe they need a change.

“The only I’m continuing is because I think this team can improve. Over the next period of I think we can become the best rugby team ever and that’s the exciting bit.

“The RFU only want me to continue if they think I can improve the team. The contract is from a legal point of but they want to win and I want to win.”

It is also reported that are clauses in Erasmus’ contract which could see him exit South Africa if certain conditions were met.

By Ian Cameron, @RugbyPass

Additional source: Rapport

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