Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sir Ian McGeechan rejects advances from the Rugby Football Union over England coaching job

Sir Ian McGeechan, the Bath director of rugby, is understood to have been one of three Premiership coaches who have been asked whether they would be interested in applying for the England head coach job.

Telegraph Sport understands that McGeechan, the former Scotland head coach, was sounded out about position two weeks ago, before Stuart Lancaster was appointed as interim head coach for the Six Nations. But the former Lions coach declined and reiterated his commitment to Bath, where his current contract runs until 2013.



  1. I am delighted to hear that Sir Ian has decided to stay with Bath. Having seen some of the top european sides such as Toulouse, Leinster and Clermont play in the Heineken Cup, it is obvious the the brand of rugby played in the Aviva premership is very one dimensional and boring. Sir Ian is the right type of coach to transform the style of play in Bath and hopefully this will spread throughout the Aviva premership generally.