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Former Springbok coach Jake White has revealed that he is only interested in the England coaching job and that he is not interested in becoming Eddie O’Sullivan’s successor and reiterated his interest with England.

 

White’s agent Craig Livingstone was reported in a Dublin newspaper as saying “Ireland would definitely not be a consideration for Jake”.


“I would be very surprised if it was an option for him,” he added.


“We haven’t been approached by anyone in Ireland.


“He said that the only job he would be interested in is the England post.”

 

White himself says that he is still interested in Ashton’s job.

 

“I’ve made no secret of the fact that the England job has always appealed to me,” White says in The Guardian.


“But England have their own review process under way and must decide what’s right for them.


“I’ve said on many occasions that England is a great rugby nation with the style of players that suits the way I coach,” explained White.


“The country has been to three World Cup finals and has an amazing depth of talent and coaching them would be an opportunity anyone would welcome.


“England are probably in a similar position to where South Africa were in 2004 when I took over – they have the players and the structures but they just need a little bit of something to be added.”


According to White England are capable of winning the World Cup in 2011 with the right leadership and believes it is a matter of tapping into and therefore realising the country’s rugby resources.


“England has a fantastic player base and a rich rugby culture, and whoever does that job has a fantastic opportunity every time a World Cup comes round,” explained White.

 

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