Rugby

Jake linked to France job

2015-05-20 08:56
Jake White (AP)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White is being linked as a possible successor to France coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

Saint-Andre, who has won only 15 of 37 Tests in charge of France, will step down after this year’s Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

According to Britain’s Telegraph, there is no shortage of top coaches eager to replace him, with White and former England coach Clive Woodward believed to be in the running.

Woodward, England's 2003 World Cup winning mentor, has reportedly been involved in discussions with French bosses and it is alleged as many as 66 names were presented and they have been whittled down to a shortlist of eight.

Others are Toulouse head coach Guy Noves, the strong favourite for the job, and former France captain and current Bordeaux-Begles coach Raphael Ibanez, Grenoble's Fabrice Landreau, as well as Fabien Galthie, who was replaced by White as Montpellier coach.

White, who led the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007, has been Montpellier’s coach since late last year.

An official announcement is expected to be made next month.

 

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