Waratahs coach Michael Cheika confirmed on Monday he has been offered the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie, saying it was "humbling".
Every effort should be made to keep McKenzie in Australian rugby following his shock resignation, says Eddie Jones.
Kieran Read could see the pain the Wallabies’ players eyes and had no regrets.
Ewen McKenzie resigned as Wallabies coach on Saturday, telling Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver he believed he could not maintain the respect of the playing group and support staff.
Injured Australian captain Stephen Moore has expressed his shock and sadness at Ewen McKenzie quitting as Wallabies coach.
The next Wallabies coach has to be Michael Cheika. He has the track record, the ambition and precisely the kind of schtick the Wallabies need right now.
Waratahs coach has received the tick of approval from a number of former Australian players.
Bill Pulver concedes his decision to make the coach answerable only to the chief executive played a role in the crisis.
ARU boss Bill Pulver says he has not spoken to another coach about filling the void left by Ewen McKenzie, who announced his resignation as Australian coach on Saturday night.
Michael Cheika is the frontrunner for the Wallabies job but his expected appointment will throw up more questions than answers for Australian rugby this week.