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Eddie wants England job

FORMER Ireland and Lions coach Eddie O'Sullivan is interested in replacing Martin Johnson as England manager.

O'Sullivan announced last week that he was standing down as United States head coach after their World Cup campaign, which included a victory over Russia and an impressive performance against Ireland.

The 53-year-old Munsterman coached Ireland to three Triple Crowns during his six-year tenure from 2002.

John Baker, the Irishman's agent, confirmed last night that O'Sullivan would be interested in the job.

"Eddie is definitely interested in the England job," Baker said. "The England job is one of the most high-profile positions in world rugby. Eddie's big advantage is that he has tremendous experience of the Six Nations."