Next England Head Coach: Rob Baxter installed as favourite as Lancaster departs

Rob Baxter is currently favourite to be the next England head coach
Rob Baxter is currently favourite to be the next England head coach

After Stuart Lancaster departed as the head coach of England rugby, attention has turned to who will replace him...

Next England Head Coach

Rob Baxter 4/1
Michael Chieka 5/1
Eddie Jones 7/1

Rob Baxter is the 4/1 favourite with Betfair to be the next England rugby coach after Stuart Lancaster departed his role following a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Early frontrunners for his replacement include the head coach who masterminded that defeat of the English, Michael Cheika (5/1), a man that's seen success across both hemispheres and at both club and international level.

Japan's Eddie Jones, who famously orchestrated the Japanese triumph over South Africa in the World Cup as well as featuring as a technical adviser for the Springboks in 2007, sits at 7/1.

Ian Flynn, Senior Sports Trader at Betfair, said: "With a lack of available coaches for England to choose from, Rob Baxter is the 4/1 frontrunner in light of the job he's doing at Exeter Chiefs despite a lack of available resources. What's more, England have never appointed a head coach from outside of its own borders and perhaps the RFU are reluctant to do so. Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones are both under contract in their respective roles anyway, but it's clear that, should be given the opportunity, Baxter would jump at the chance."


Next England Head Coach

Rob Baxter 4/1
Michael Chieka 5/1
Eddie Jones 7/1
Robbie Deans 7/1
Conor O'Shea 10/1
Mike Ford 10/1
Jake White 10/1
Jim Mallinder 14/1
Ewen Mckenzie 14/1
Sir Clive Woodward 18/1
Vern Cotter 20/1
Warren Gatland 20/1
Mark McCall 25/1
Dean Richards 33/1
Eddie O'Sullivan 40/1
Nick Mallett 40/1
Ian Foster 40/1
Alex King 50/1
Graham Henry 66/1
Shaun Edwards 66/1
Wayne Smith 66/1
Joe Schmidt 80/1
Martin Johnson 100/1
Jonny Wilkinson 100/1
Declan Kidney 100/1

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