22 Nov 2011

Henry rules out England job

5:10 pm on 22 November 2011

Graham Henry has ended speculation about a coaching role with England, saying it's "not a reality", though he'd like to be involved with a European club.

British bookmakers last week had 65-year-old Henry a joint favourite to succeed Martin Johnson as England's coach, but with the World Cup still fresh in the memory, Henry says it's too early to make any decision, and he'll come to some conclusions over the next six months.

While Henry has resigned as All Blacks coach, he remains under contract to the New Zealand Rugby Union until March, and he's been touted for a mentoring role with them.