Eddie Jones is set to be sacked on Tuesday with Steve Borthwick in line to replace him as England rugby coach. Check out his salary here.
Eddie Jones : sacked | why has been sacked | Salary
Edward Jones is an Australian rugby union coach and former player, who was most recently the head coach of the England national team.
|Date of birth||30 January 1960|
|Place of birth||Burnie, Tasmania, Australia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|School||Matraville Sports High School|
He previously coached Australia between 2001 and 2005, taking the team to the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final.
He played a minimal role with South Africa when the Springboks won the 2007 Rugby World Cup and from 2012 to 2015 he coached Japan, leading them in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and their upset win over South Africa.
In November 2015, Jones was appointed as head coach for England and led them to win the 2016 and 2017 Six Nations Championships, becoming only the second international rugby team to go the entire calendar year unbeaten.
Eddie Jones sacked
Eddie Jones’s tenure as national head coach looks set to end as the Rugby Football Union attempts to dispel the air of gloom enveloping the English game.
Following Wales’s decision to rehire their former coach Warren Gatland, it now leaves Leicester’s Steve Borthwick as the overwhelming frontrunner to replace Jones.
The RFU refused to comment publicly on the findings of the review panel which met Jones on Monday afternoon to discuss England’s increasingly poor results.
A Twickenham spokesperson stressed the panel’s view still has to be ratified by the RFU board, with a formal announcement due in the next 36 hours.
Jones boasts a 73% winning record in charge of England, superior to any previous Red Rose head coach including the World Cup-winning guru Sir Clive Woodward.
Under the Australian, England reached the 2019 World Cup final and won three Six Nations titles, including a grand slam in 2016.
Borthwick, Leicester’s head coach, and the New Zealander Scott Robertson – who is also a possible option for the All Blacks after the World Cup next year – are the obvious alternatives to Jones now Gatland has agreed to return to Wales in the wake of Wayne Pivac’s abrupt sacking.
Why has been sacked
The RFU refused to comment afterwards but it appears the Australian’s tumultuous six-year reign will be brought to an end when the Board meets to pass judgement.
Borthwick, who worked under Jones both for Japan and England before quitting the international scene to transform Leicester into Premiership champions, is under contract at Welford Road.
Jones took England to the last World Cup final having started his term with a Grand Slam and a world record-equalling run of wins.
He won a third Six Nations title in 2020 but since then England have tanked in successive championship campaigns and this year posted their worst set of results since 2008.
Sweeney sympathised with the supporters afterwards and notably made no mention in support of Jones.
Jones’ position was then made even more precarious by his closest adviser accusing Sweeney of leaking stories about the departures of England’s backroom staff.
Eddie Jones Salary
Eddie Jones has signed a new long-term England contract as he looks to win the Rugby World Cup for the first time.
|Head Coach||Eddie Jones|
Despite taking a voluntary reduction during the Coronavirus pandemic, Jones reportedly received a £50,000 increase, taking his total income to £800,000.
By the time the 2023 rolls around Jones will be 63 and will have overtaken Sir Clive Woodward as the longest-serving coach in England history.