Shaun Edwards says he held talks with England however has now signed a contract extension as a coach with France.
The 56-year-old, who joined France in 2019 after 12 years with Wales, will stay as Fabien Galthie’s defence coach till the 2027 World Cup.
He mentioned he was in no place to show down a proposal from France.
“Individuals have requested if I needed to hitch England however there was no provide on the desk,” Edwards wrote in his Every day Mail column.
“I went for a stroll down the River Thames with Invoice Sweeney, the RFU CEO, final 12 months however there’s not been a lot dialog since. It is not for me to push that.”
Edwards said the price of dwelling disaster as one of many causes to remain on with France.
“I bear in mind how shut I used to be to having no job after the 2015 World Cup and I do not want any extra of these sleepless nights,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, the previous Wigan, England and Nice Britain rugby league participant says he’ll preserve an open thoughts about teaching England.
“Now my sole focus is on France. My French language abilities aren’t ok to be a head coach, so for now I will be persevering with as defence coach,” Edwards mentioned.
“In some unspecified time in the future in future I might wish to make that step as much as head coach at worldwide stage.”