England's rugby union has sacked Australia's Eddie Jones, who had been in charge since 2015 and whose contract expires after the 2023 World Cup in France.
If the national football team shines, so far, at the World Cup in Qatar, the oval ball of England nine months before the most important tournament finds itself without a coach and with a team that needs to be rebuilt after a 2022 to forget.
And the 62-year-old coach paid for the disappointing performances of the season, the worst for the English since 2008, with six defeats and a draw in twelve total matches.
Jones thus follows the fate of his Wales colleague Wayne Pivac 24 hours later, who has already been replaced by Warren Gatland.
At the moment, the interim job on the England bench has been entrusted to the forwards coach, Richard Cockerill, while the favorite for the succession appears to be Steve Borthwick, former England captain and now Leicester manager.
Jones, after the announcement of his exemption, said he was happy with the results obtained in his seven years of work, including three victories at the Six Nations, a Grand Slam and a World Cup final, lost in 2019 with South Africa.