Far­rell might have been next boss

Cyprus Today - - SPORT -

IN­COM­ING Ire­land head coach Andy Far­rell would have been a con­tender to re­place Ed­die Jones as Eng­land boss, says RFU in­terim chief Nigel Melville. The Ire­land de­fence coach will re­place Joe Sch­midt when the New Zealan­der stands down af­ter the World Cup. But Melville says the for­mer Eng­land cross-code in­ter­na­tional would have been a can­di­date to re­turn to Twick­en­ham when Jones de­parts.

“He would have been on our radar, of course he would. He’s an English coach, and all English coaches we are talk­ing to now. But ob­vi­ously Andy won’t be avail­able,” said Melville. Far­rell was part of Stu­art Lan­caster’s back­room team from 2012 to 2015, but was not kept in his role by Jones when the Aus­tralian was ap­pointed fol­low­ing the 2015 World Cup.

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