Eddie Jones set to extend England contract until 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones became England's head coach post 2015 World Cup
Eddie Jones became England's head coach post 2015 World Cup
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England coach Eddie Jones is set to extend his contract with the Rugby Football Union until the end of the 2023 World Cup in France.

The 60-year-old took in charge of England post 2015 World Cup and is the highest paid international coach with a remuneration of around £750,000.

Since taking over from Stuart Lancaster, Jones has guided England to 42 wins from 54 Tests and a maiden series win in Australia apart from Six Nations title wins in 2016 (Grand Slam) and 2017.

He had initially signed a contract with England until 2019 World Cup in Japan where the red rose team finished runners up before losing the final to the eventual champions Springboks but following the showpiece event he signed a contract extension until 2021.

If Jones serves until the 2023 World Cup in France, he will become the longest-serving England coach after Sir Clive Woodward, who was in charge of the side between 1997 and 2004.

Earlier, it was reported that Jones had taken a cut in his salary along with executives of Rugby Football Union following the pandemic coronavirus that had already cancelled out all the domestic competitions except the Premiership in England.

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