Entrepreneurial mindset? Check. Unchecked ego that can cause friction with colleagues? Check. Prone to awkward press conferences that deliver timeless (and sometimes controversial) sound bites? Check.
It’s official: Eddie Jones is rugby’s Mark Zuckerberg. The coaching veteran ticked all of these boxes during a 2016 interview. “Arrogance is only bad when you lose,” he said. “If you are winning and you are arrogant it is self-belief.”
Unfortunately, it appears Jones has coached long enough to see himself become the villain. His CV over the past 12 months reads: fired by England; oversaw Australia’s worst-ever World Cup campaign; and most recently, jumped from the sinking ship to take up a job with Japan.