'It'd be a pretty special job' - Scott Robertson on coaching England

Scott Robertson has led Crusaders to six titles since he took over in 2017
Scott Robertson has led Crusaders to six titles since he took over in 2017
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Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has revealed his aspirations to coach England if he does not get the All Blacks role.

Robertson has been the most successful domestic coach having led Crusaders to four Super Rugby titles and two Super Rugby Aotearoa triumphs since he took over in 2017.

He was also tipped as one of the strong contenders to take over as the All Blacks coach and has even revealed his desire to take the role on numerous occasions.

The 2023 World Cup will decide the fate of Ian Foster, who had a mixed stint after taking over Steve Hansen with Robertson's success at the domestic level also adding pressure to the board to bring him to the top position before he heads overseas.

“I’ve said it many times that the All Blacks is my preferred choice but if it didn’t work out that way, you know, England’s got so much potential, it’d be a pretty special job,” Robertson told iNews.

“There is potential to any international job, I’ll make that clear, because there’s a few coming up [after the 2023 World Cup]. My first choice is to be at home. And then what other potential, if it is England, Scotland or Australia or any other team that’s out there, you’ve got to look at it.

“I’m in constant contact with the NZRU ... But you consider any opportunity in international football because there’s not many of them and it’s a four-year cycle.”