|Evolution or a backwards step?|
|Does he really want it?|
|Too early for JK?|
|Is Cotter a big enough name?|
Dean Ryan/ Jim Mallender
Well I don't think either of these two have much hope for the job really. Ryan has personally ruled himself out of contention as he doesn't believe the current set up at the RFU is right, and its hard to disagree with him really. Having Rob Andrew above your head calling shots sems ridiculous. Mallender was talked about but you would have to say that despite (like Lancaster) having experience with the England Saxons...he is yet to really prove that he is a great coach. he has created a strong team at Franklin Gardens but not a team which has dominated and consistently won silverware at the highest level. I don't think it would hurt his chances in the long term to have a few more years with Northampton either and then try and have a real crack at the job.