Dean Ryan: Worcester Warriors boss not interested in England job

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan
Dean Ryan was unveiled at Sixways as Worcester Warriors director of rugby in May 2013

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan has ruled out interest in leading England should Stuart Lancaster lose his job as head coach following the Rugby World Cup failure.

"I've no interest at all," Ryan told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"I've never been interested, as I don't think you can be successful in it.

"It's just a question of being turned over every three years. Look at the last 15 years. And I've been pretty vocal on why I think that is."

Ryan, who has carried on doing media workexternal-link for both Sky and the Guardian in his two seasons at Sixways, added: "I understand the need to ask the question but it's not going to change the answer.

Dean Ryan's coaching career
Bristol 2000-2002: First coaching job at the Memorial Stadium at the end of his playing career Gloucester 2002-2009: Three years as assistant to Nigel Melville, then as head coach from 2005
Scotland 2012-13 (assistant to interim coach Scott Johnson)Worcester, May 2013 - Director of rugby, replacing Richard Hill

"I've been asked the question in some of my roles in the media and I think there some fundamental flaws in how they (the Rugby Football Union) arrive at their decision making."

Worcester, who won promotion back to English rugby's top flight at the first attempt in May, open their Premiership campaign against Northampton at Sixways on Friday. And Ryan emphasises that the only job which interests him is the one he has on his plate with the Warriors.

"I'm not interested in the speculation," added the six-times capped former England loose forward, who had been listed at 10/1 in the betting. "Save your money. I signed up here for a specific challenge.

"To come here was a huge direction in life. I only came here because of how big the challenge is and what I think we can do with it and I have a commitment to the people who came to me and asked me.

"Because I came back to rugby doesn't mean I've another iron in the fire. Maybe 10 years ago I might have been but I absolutely have no interest."

Five Warriors in England Under-20s squad

Five Worcester Warriors youngsters - Jack Singleton, Huw Taylor, Jamie Shillcock, Andrew Kitchener and Sam Ripper-Smith - have been named in England's 32-man Under-20 elite player squad.

The newly-promoted Warriors have the largest representation of any of the other 11 Premiership clubs.

Half-back Shillcock made his name as a 17-year-old Warwick School pupil when used off the bench at scrum-half by injury and suspension-hit Warriors during the Championship play-offs.