England interested in Ireland coach Schmidt

ngland are rumoured to be looking at Joe Schmidt

England’s Rugby Football Union have Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt at the top of their list to replace current head coach Stuart Lancaster.

While the RFU have yet to confirm any existence of a list reports have surfaced stating that the RFU are willing to pay £1.5 million to secure Schmidt.

The reports came to light on Sunday after Ireland had been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup at the quarter final stage following two successive Six Nations titles.

While the RFU might be interested in signing Schmidt it seems that he is unlikely to be moving across the Irish sea in the near future.

Schmidt was signed by the Irish Rugby Union with a view to improving on past results at the World cup at the 2015 and 2019 World Cup.

The Ireland coach was asked about the reports on Sunday and he denied that he was interested in Lancaster’s job.

The timing appears to be a little off for the RFU to be making moves to replace Lancaster as only yesterday the RFU named a five man panel to review their world cup.

Irish players and coaches will conduct their own review with performance director David Nucifora looking into why Ireland failed again to reach the Semi-finals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.