White keen on England position

Date published: October 6 2015

Montpellier head coach Jake White has admitted he is interested in becoming England boss after the World Cup, but doesn't think the RFU would select him.

The former South Africa boss, who led the Boks to Rugby World Cup glory in 2007, has since been coach at the Brumbies, Sharks and Montpellier.

And when asked by the Daily Mail if he would be interested, he said: "England have everything going for them in terms of resources, players and history.

"If they were genuinely interested and they approached me, of course I would be interested. It's one of the biggest jobs in world sport and you'd be crazy not to consider it."

White though seems to have a sour taste from past attempts to take on a role with England.

"When I was with the Boks, I was approached to put my name in for Rob Andrew's job," he said. "Then they contacted me before appointing Martin Johnson and Stuart Lancaster.

"All three times, they've gone for English people. Generally it's used as a means to make the other candidates look like they have a bit of credence.

"The last three World Cups must send a message: if you go for a coach who's never coached international rugby, it's going to be 'same old, same old'.

"They've tried it with Andy Robinson, Martin Johnson and Stuart Lancaster. They have one of the biggest budgets in the world but their coaches only have a few years' experience."