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'Never say never' - Alun Wyn Jones on whether Warren Gatland could coach England

Alun Wyn Jones, Warren Gatland and Jonathan Davies at last night's celebrations. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Wire/PA Images

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones believes "you never say never" in professional sport as speculation intensifies about Warren Gatland's post-World Cup coaching career.

New Zealander Gatland will leave his post after the World Cup in Japan later this year, ending a reign highlighted by a Six Nations record three Grand Slams.

He has already been linked with succeeding Eddie Jones as England boss, possibly moving to France and heading up the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Jones was asked if he could see Gatland coaching England or France.

I think we have got him on residency now haven't we, so he can't! In professional sport, you never say never.

I am sure he will have a little bit of time off and take a break away from it, I should imagine, and then decide what he wants to do. If he does, we wish him well.

– Alun Wyn Jones, Wales Captain

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