Eddie Jones SLAMMED by Australia fans after quitting the Wallabies as supporters label coach a ‘complete coward’ and ’embarrassment’ following torrid stint in charge
- Eddie Jones has been blasted by Australia fans
- The coach walked away from the Wallabies
- He has been labelled ‘a complete coward’
Wallabies fans have brandished Eddie Jones ‘a complete coward’ and ‘an embarrassment’ after the 63-year-old walked away from Australia after less than a year in charge.
Jones, 63, resigned from his post on Sunday, admitting he ‘got the timing wrong’ and ‘had to eat s***’ during a turbulent 10 months in charge in which he won just two games.
His loyalty to the job has also been called into question, amid speculation that Jones held talks with the Japanese federation over their head coach role prior to the World Cup.
Australia were duly knocked out in the pool stage in France and Jones, who signed a lucrative contract until 2027, quit despite pledging to lead the team until the home tournament in four years.
And Wallabies fans have taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, to blast the veteran coach for his disastrous spell in charge.
Eddie Jones has been blasted by Australia fans after quitting the Wallabies
Fans took to X to brandish the coach a ‘complete coward’ and an ’embarrassment’
‘Eddie Jones is a complete coward departing the Wallabies,’ one fan posted. ‘But not a surprise.’
‘Eddie Jones – embarrassment,’ another fan said. ‘Hopefully we get the brave blossoms in our pool 2027.’
A third fan posted: ‘Not sure who/what is the bigger joke at the moment… the Wallabies, Eddie Jones or the senior rugby administrators.’
‘Eddie Jones has resigned as Australian rugby coach as there’s still teams on the planet he hasn’t run into the ground yet.’
The Australian claims Jones will not receive a payout after he met with Rugby Australia powerbrokers Phil Waugh and Hamish McLennan over the weekend, where they agreed to part ways amicably.
‘It’s the old equation that if you want success you’ve got to have to get the timing right and you’ve got to have an opportunity to do it,’ Jones said.
‘Now I’ve got the timing wrong, because we’re not ready for the change yet.
‘But hopefully maybe what I can be is a catalyst for change and people will start to see, we really need to get onto this now [changing Australian rugby’s high performance system].’
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