Martin Johnson has stepped down as England team manager following the team's dismal showing at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The former England captain oversaw a troubled World Cup campaign in which a quarter-final exit against France was overshadowed by controversy off the pitch.
Johnson said: "There are no regrets at all. I came into it with my eyes open, as I said at the time, and I leave with my eyes open. You make your decisions based on the information you have at the time. I've got no regrets at all, that's the price you pay, the risk you take."
Asked if he felt let down by senior players misbehaving during the World Cup, Johnson said: "I don't feel let down. It doesn't help, but it doesn't reflect what we had as a group ...
"Executing the skills under that pressure let us down. It was fundamental execution of skills of the game."
Johnson succeeded Brian Ashton after the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France when England reached the final. The former Leicester Tigers man had no previous coaching experience, but led his team to the 2011 6 Nations championship, narrowly missing out on the Grand Slam.
Last week, England centre Mike Tindall was fined £25,000 and thrown out of England's elite training squad for what was deemed misconduct on a night out in Queenstown during the tournament.
Tindall, who recently married the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, was the subject of intense media speculation in New Zealand and was defended by Johnson at the time.
Chris Ashton and James Haskell were given suspended £5,000 fines after a Dunedin hotel worker Annabel Newton claimed in a tabloid newspaper that she had been verbally abused.
Newton's claims of sexual harassment and intimidation were found to be false by the RFU investigation, but they added it was the sort of 'dangerous, compromising situation' the players had been warned about before the tournament. Johnson had reprimanded Ashton and Haskell during the tournament for their behaviour.
To add to Johnson's problems, Northampton winger Ashton publically criticised England's tactics after the tournament. Johnson's overall role in the World Cup failure was under the spotlight in a management review conducted by Rob Andrew, the operations director.
An independent review by former England international Fran Cotton was called off, partly because the England players were refusing to co-operate.
Asked if he would consider his own position, considering England's generally poor performances during his tenure, Andrew said: "My job is to run the department. It's a huge department ... it's not just about the playing side.
"Martin's done a fantastic job in difficult circumstances. There was a huge rebuilding job to be done. I am absolutely not considering resigning."
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has been dogged by in-fighting and political manoeuvrings in recent times with chairman Martyn Thomas forced to announce his decision to step down in December following dissent from clubs and fellow board members at his handling of Union affairs.
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