England’s Eddie Jones dismisses Lions coaching post as ‘ambassador job’

• England coach says he has no interest in taking role
• ‘The last thing I want is spend eight weeks in a blazer’

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of Lions head coach as an “ambassador job” while refusing to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika as Australia boss.

Jones insists he has no interest in leading the elite of British and Irish rugby to South Africa in 2021, in the process taking a dig at Warren Gatland who was in charge of the previous two tours. Gatland recently masterminded his third grand slam with Wales and is favourite to continue in the post.

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