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England job not for me - Ryan

Worcester Editorial 21st Oct, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER Warriors’ director of rugby Dean Ryan has revealed he has ‘absolutely no interest’ in ever becoming England head coach.

Ryan has been tipped among the favourites to replace Stuart Lancaster, should he be sacked following England’s pool stage exit in the Rugby World Cup.

However, the former England international, who took over Warriors in 2013 and led them to promotion earlier this year, has ruled himself out, saying punters should ‘save their money’.

“I have signed up here for a specific challenge and I have no interest in being anywhere close to it,” he said.

“I understand the need to ask the question, but it is not going to change the answer. I have never really been interested in it because I don’t think you can be successful in it.

“And I think it is just a matter of being turned over every three years. If you look at the last 15 years they do and I have been pretty vocal on why I think that is.”

Ryan said he changed his direction in life when he agreed to join Warriors and insisted he was focused on making Sixways successful.

“I only came here because of how much this challenge is and what I think we can do with it and committed to some of those people who came to me and asked me,” he said.

“Just because I am back in rugby doesn’t mean I have got another eye (for a job).

“Maybe ten years ago I might have been interested, but now I just don’t want my life in it and I have got commitments here.

“I have absolutely no interest at all.”

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