England Boss Eddie Jones – “That’s An Ambassador Job. I’m A Coach.
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England head coach Eddie Jones has dismissed the possibility of him ever taking charge of the British and Irish Lions – branding the role as nothing more than an “ambassador job.”
Jones, along with Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and two-time Lions head coach Warren Gatland are among the favourites to lead the famous touring side in South Africa in 2021, but it appears the Australian has ruled himself out of the running.
“The last thing I want to do is spend eight weeks in a blazer,” Jones told the Courier Mail.
“That’s an ambassador job. I’m a coach. I’d rather coach the Queensland Sheffield Shield [cricket] team.”
Jones might not be interested in coaching the Lions, but he has admitted he would consider taking charge of the Wallabies again.
“I don’t think I would ever say never, but it’s not something I have really thought about,” he said
“One thing they are not short of is talent. Cheika is in a good position. This could be his last hurrah and he’s got nothing to lose.”