England Rugby Union head coach Eddie Jones has been linked with the coaching job at Cronulla, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 60-year-old reportedly has a desire to coach in the NRL and is being touted as a possible replacement for current boss John Morris after the club’s poor start to the season.
The Sharks sit joint-bottom with just one win in five games and have struggled to find their rhythm, suffering convincing defeats to Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra Dragons since the competition resumed.
Despite this, the news has still shocked current boss Morris, who said there has been no talks regarding his future.
“The Eddie Jones stuff obviously caught me by surprise, as it did a lot of people,” he said following his side’s loss to the Dragons. “I’m obviously contracted to the end of 2021, so I can’t really read too much into that.
“That sort of speculation and rumour, I can’t let that distract me from my focus on this playing group.
“It came from left field last week after we had our win over the Cowboys. We were singing our team song in the sheds and they were reporting on Fox that my job was under pressure, so that totally blindsided me.”