Finally, after several days of will he, won't he, Andy Robinson has resigned. I have nothing personal against the guy, and as the RFU statement said he did a lot for England up to the World Cup. But the subsequent failures meant that he really should have gone a year ago.
So here we are, less than a year away from the next world cup, without a Manager, without a settled team, without a pattern of play, and frankly without a cat in hells chance of retaining the title. Who is going to take charge? There has been talk of Martin Johnson, Warren Gatland, Rob Andrew and a dozen more. Personally I'd like to see an experienced head coach take it on. Although I'm a Tigers fan, I think Johnno needs some time in a coaching or management role at club level before considering the England job.
My preference would be for a caretaker to take us up to the next world cup, use the time to try some new blood, then bring Johnno in to take us through to 2011. But I'm sure a lot of people have other ideas!!