Ben Ryan has ruled himself out of the running for a potential role as England's attack coach.
Ryan, who led Fiji to Olympic gold in Rio in 2016, has ended any speculation of a potential role under Eddie Jones as England's attack coach. The former England 7's coach has described the role as "not big enough" for him.
He spoke with Rugby Pass ahead of the Hong Kong Sevens.
"I have been thinking about going back to XV's at various points, but really, if I was to go back into the game, really, it's to run a programme."
"I look at the England attack and I see what a lot of people see, it needs some more variation and some difference. They've got an excellent group of players there and I suppose I would have been interested perhaps, but it's just not a big enough role.
"It's not a big enough role and they don't think they let you do these things part-time, which is the only way I would take a role in that group, it's just not a meaty enough job for me to give up all my other roles.
"I'm sure Eddie [Jones] has been looking around and will find an outstanding candidate. Like I said, they need to have a full review of what they are trying to do in attack."
Since stepping down from his role with Fiji Sevens after their Olympic success, Ryan has held roles with the Welsh Rugby Union whilst also working across various other sports in a consultancy capacity.
Jones may well not have been considering Ryan as a candidate, but will no longer have the option if the man immortalised on Fijian coins was on Jones’ wish list.
Former Australian international Glen Ella and Worcester coach Sam Vesty are two men to have spent time within the England set-up during summer tours to Australia and Argentina. Should Jones find an available coach he deems befitting of the England role, he will have to begin to implement their procedures and ideas during England's three-test summer tour to South Africa.
England's summer tour to South Africa:
First test: Saturday 9th of June, Emirates Airline Park (Johannesburg)
Second test: Saturday 18th June, Free State Stadium (Bloemfontein)
Third test: Saturday 23rd June, Newlands Stadium (Cape Town)
Form (last 10 games)
South Africa: W-W-W-L-L-L-L-W-W-L