RFU Mallett The Man...Final Nail In Rob Andrew Coffin?
William Hill have halved the price of Nick Mallett becoming the next permanent England head coach from 14/1 to 7/1 after he changed his tune over potentially taking the role. Jim Mallinder is the 4/6 favourite with Nick Mallett 7/1 second favourite. In the short-term it could be a reprieve for Rob Andrew, who is 6/4 to still be RFU Elite Director on the 1st of January but 1/2 NOT to be.
"Nick Mallett has been very well backed in the last twelve hours and he is certainly a contender," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
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William Hill Next England Head Coach*: 4/6 Jim Mallinder, 7/1 Nick Mallett, 9/1 John Kirwan, 12/1 Eddie Jones, 16/1 Stuart Lancaster, 16/1 Graham Henry, 20/1 Conor O'Shea, 20/1 Toby Booth, 20/1 Dean Richards, 20/1 Dean Ryan, 25/1 Jake White, 33/1 Richard Cockerill, 33/1 Richard Hill, 50/1 Ian McGeechan, 50/1 Clive Woodward, 50/1 Peter De Villiers, 50/1 Andy Robinson, 66/1 Rob Andrew, 66/1 Steve Hansen, 100/1 Brian Ashton, 100/1 Warren Gatland
*Others on Request. Appointment must be confirmed on a permanent basis. Caretaker roles do not count.