Goldman Sachs hire Eddie Jones

2015-11-27 14:28
Eddie Jones (Gallo Images)

Tokyo - England's new rugby coach Eddie Jones has been hired as an adviser by Goldman Sachs in Japan in the hope he can reproduce the Midas touch he showed at the Rugby World Cup.

The 55-year-old Australian, who recently led Japan's Brave Blossoms to three victories in four games at the World Cup, will join a nine-member advisory board at the start of next year, a spokesman said Friday.

"(Jones) has achieved the impossible by bringing the Japanese team to a level on par with the best in world rugby," Goldman Sachs Japan president Masanori Mochida said in a statement.

"Goldman Sachs will benefit from his unrivalled leadership and his ability to bring together a multi-cultural team, set clear goals and pull an entire team toward a shared vision."

The board, created in 2001, is made up of leaders from across industry and advises on business and regulatory matters. Jones will take up his new role with the investment banking firm on January 1.

Jones displayed an alchemist's skills as coach of Japan, who had previously won just one World Cup match before this year's tournament - against minnows Zimbabwe in 1991.

A shock 34-32 victory over two-times world champions South Africa in their opening game was the biggest upset in the tournament's history and Jones's players went to on record further wins against Samoa and the United States to just miss out on a place in the quarter-finals.

Jones, who led his native Australia to the 2003 World Cup final, has since become England's first foreign head coach after the hosts failed to progress from the pool stages. The 2019 World Cup will take place in Japan.

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