Bookies slash odds on Jones taking England coaching job

Former Japan coach Eddie Jones could be appointed England coach

Bookmakers in England have slashed odds on former Japan coach Eddie Jones taking over the vacant England job.

The move has increased speculation that Jones is about to be appointed the England position after Stuart Lancaster resigned last week.

Jones has repeatedly said that he is committed to coaching the Stormers in Super Rugby but England’s RFU have said that they will not be restricted by finance in their search for the right coach.

Fiftty-five-year-old Jones coached Australia to the 2003 Rugby World Cup final and was an assistant coach of the Springbok side that won the world cup in 2007.

In 2007 Jones was assistant to Jake White who is the only coach who has publicly declared his interest in coaching England.

Several other names linked to the job such as Michael Cheika and Warren Gatland have ruled themselves out of the running.

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