Friday, 2 March 2012

What's the rush?

It appears that England caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster will be interviewed for the permanent position of head coach during the Six Nations with a view to an announcement before the end of the tournament.

So says the RFU's new CEO in a blazer, Ian Rich-tea.

So, not only is Lancaster to be distracted by his employers from trying to do his job and prepare his rookie squad for important games against France and Ireland, he (and we) may also know his fate before the last match kicks off - hardly the most motivating scenario if he isn't given the nod.

For the life of me I can't see what the rush is. Interview other candidates now and leave Lancaster until after the 6 Nations ends in just over 2 weeks time.

New CEO. Same old RFU bollocks.


Shelagh said...

I've just read an article on the BBC web site, saying John Kirwan has been told he doesn't have enough experience to considered further. If he doesn't, it's hard to see how Stuart Lancaster does.

I agree with you that the whole issue would be better dealt with after the 6N. It seems daft that they're adding extra pressure at this point. Surely the man has enough on his plate right now?

Hank Vermin said...

Maybe it's true that Mallet has ruled himself out, Lancaster is the only other candidate, and the RFU has decided on a quick appointment to avioid a fiasco.