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England rugby boss Eddie Jones jokingly puts his hat in the ring to take over at Arsenal

‘I’d love to coach Arsenal!’: England rugby boss Eddie Jones jokingly puts his hat in the ring to take over from under-pressure Unai Emery

  • Eddie Jones has jokingly revealed he would love to manage Arsenal in the future 
  • England rugby boss admitted on TalkSport that he used to live in north London 
  • Unai Emery is under increasing pressure at the Emirates after sluggish form
  • And Jones had coached England to the Rugby World Cup final this summer 

Eddie Jones has jokingly revealed that he would relish the chance to manage Arsenal in the future.

The England rugby boss admitted on TalkSport that he had used to live in north London, and believes that being handed the reins at the Emirates would be a ‘fun’ opportunity.

Current Gunners manager Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure this campaign with the top flight strugglers already eight points adrift of the Champions League spots. 

Eddie Jones has jokingly revealed he would relish the chance to manage Arsenal in the future

Jones had joined Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist in the TalkSport studios for a wide-ranging interview on Thursday morning.

He said: ‘I’d love to coach Arsenal, how good would that be? How much fun would that be? They’ve had a few problems haven’t they!

‘That would be fantastic. I used to live in north London and I went to this cafe every Sunday morning. It would be half full of Tottenham fans and half full of Arsenal fans, and the banter would be fantastic.’

The two tacticians have experienced contrasting fortunes in the hot seat since the summer, with Jones spearheading England’s journey to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

The Australian suffered defeat in charge of England in the Rugby World Cup final this year

The Australian suffered defeat in charge of England in the Rugby World Cup final this year

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure following a sluggish start

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure following a sluggish start

But the 2003 winners fell at the very last hurdle and were defeated by South Africa despite knocking out three-time champions New Zealand in the previous round.

The Australian-born coach had also lost the infamous showpiece against England in his home country while coaching the Wallabies, but was a consultant to South Africa for their 2007 triumph.

Emery, meanwhile, is one of the bookies’ favourites to be axed from Arsenal following a calamitous start to the season. 



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