Farrell leaves Saracens for England

Updated: June 1, 2012

Andy Farrell has left his role as Saracens head coach, meaning he is likely to join Stuart Lancaster’s backroom staff with England.

Having been England backs coach for their Six Nations campaign, he returned to his Saracens role in April, rejecting the offer of an extended period with the national team.

It is not yet known whether he will be appointed to the England role in time for the tour of South Africa.  Farrell has told Saracens that he will complete a six month period of notice.  It is not known whether Saracens will insist he serves his notice period or whether he will be allowed to proceed to work with England immediately.

The RFU initially offered £60,000 in compensation to Saracens and the drawn out process of negotiations made Farrell think twice about a full-time role with England.

Saracens will likely demand the maximum compensation for their head coach who has two years remaining on his contract.

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