Jake White has confirmed his interest in becoming the new England rugby manager, having received an approach from the Rugby Football Union.
White, who led South Africa to World Cup glory in 2007, outlined that he would not be able to take over the post until after England’s tour of South Africa.
The coach is in his first year of a four year contract with ACT Brumbies and has stated his desire to see out the first season of his contract.
While he has a fight on his hands to keep his coach, Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan understands that his manager is in high demand.
“Obviously this is a terrific opportunity for Jake White, and one which reflects his status as one of the world’s leading coaches.
“It also speaks volumes about the quality of the Rugby program that Jake is putting in place here at the Brumbies that he should be sounded out for this role.
“That said, Jake is in the first of a four year contract with the Brumbies, and there are many details that would need to be worked through should he be successful with his application.”