England interim coach wants chance to continue building process
Interim coach Stuart Lancaster is convinced England are moving in the right direction and wants to be the man to lead them into the 2015 World Cup.
Lancaster is expected to be interviewed for the permanent position this week having led a new-look England team to second place in the RBS Six Nations.
Jake White has already bowed out of contention and Nick Mallett, thought to be another leading candidate, has conceded it will be hard for the Rugby Football Union to appoint anyone but Lancaster.
The 42-year-old took the reins on a temporary basis when Martin Johnson stood down and he has succeeded in restoring a sense of pride in English rugby following the World Cup debacle.
"I think there is more to come," said Lancaster, who capped nine new players during the Six Nations, including Owen Farrell and Ben Morgan.
"There's a pipeline of talented players who sit beneath this whom I've worked with.
"Someone like (Wasps lock) Joe Launchbury coming in to train with the squad - there's a plan there.
"We've got 37 games between now and the next World Cup and we have got to make sure we use them effectively."
Lancaster's appointment is far from guaranteed. RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has insisted all along that results alone would not dictate whether he gets the job.
The RFU are thought to have targeted their recruitment towards a coach with the experience of taking a leading nation into a World Cup. They first contacted Mallett in December.
But Lancaster believes he has all the qualities required for the job following his time at Leeds and within the RFU's academy structure.
"Part of the dynamic of international coaching is to get the best of out people and to build a team and culture that people buy into," he said.
"If you look at our performances, I think we've done that."