Montpellier coach White rules himself out of England job

Jake White says he will not be coaching England any time soon

Montpellier’s South African Rugby coach Jake White has ruled himself out of the running for the England coaching job saying that he is staying in France.

White has been linked to the England job but the favourite appears to be Australian Eddie Jones.

“I have a contract with Montpellier. I’m not going to change, I’m staying here,” said White in a press conference ahead of Friday’s European Challenge Cup clash with Italians Calvisano.

“It’s important for the club, for the players and for the atmosphere to remove the doubt,” added White, whose contract at the Top 14 outfit runs until June 2017.

White coached South Africa to a Rugby World Cup title in 2007 with Eddie Jones as his assistant.

The South African said that he was interested in the job but that he had not spoked with anyone from the RFU.

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