Ryan not interested in coaching England

Date published: October 21 2015

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan has made it clear that he is not interested in taking over from Stuart Lancaster as England's head coach.

The former England international was labled as one of the favourites to replace Lancaster after the host nation was knocked out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup during the pool stages. 

Ryan shut the door on speculations that he might consider taking over from Lancaster because he feels he has unfinished business at the Warriors.

“I have signed up here for a specific challenge and I have no interest in being anywhere close to it,” he told the Worcester Observer.

“I understand the need to ask the question, but it is not going to change the answer. I have never really been interested in it because I don’t think you can be successful in it.

“And I think it is just a matter of being turned over every three-years. If you look at the last 15 years they do and I have been pretty vocal on why I think that is.”

Ryan, however, feels that he made a commitment to take the Warriors to new heights.

“I only came here because of how much this challenge is and what I think we can do with it and committed to some of those people who came to me and asked me,” he added.

“Just because I am back in rugby doesn’t mean I have got another eye (for a job).

“Maybe ten years ago I might have been interested, but now I just don’t want my life in it and I have got commitments here.

“I have absolutely no interest at all in the England coaching job.”