Lancaster keen to coach in Southern Hemisphere

Date published: June 15 2016

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Former England boss Stuart Lancaster has revealed that he is eager to further his coaching career in the Southern Hemisphere.

Lancaster, who resigned after his side's humiliating exit from the Rugby World Cup on home soil last year, said he wants to prove that coaches from the Northern Hemisphere are “good enough to work there”.

The 46-year-old doesn't have a firm offer although he has been linked to the Reds' coaching position.

"I definitely have a lot of coaching left in me and I want to do a lot more in the future," Lancaster told The Rugby Paper.

"The challenge of coaching overseas is a big one as well, and I’d love to get the opportunity to coach over in the Southern Hemisphere.

"It would be fantastic to broaden my experiences and to also show that Northern Hemisphere coaches can coach very well. Right now, there’s nothing concrete but who knows what may happen.”

Despite admitting that his ignominious departure from his position as England coach affected him badly, Lancaster is happy that the side has been successful under new coach Eddie Jones.

“Eddie and I met three of four weeks after he was appointed and I passed on as much knowledge of my time in charge as I could," he added.

"It’s tough when you are in that position but I still want England to be successful.

“Whether I was going to be there or not I always thought the team would hit its peak between 2015 and 2019. And I think the squad is in a good place.”

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