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The five-year tenure as Australia head trainer of michael Cheika will be over after he opted not to seek reappointment following the Wallabies Rugby World Cup exit.
Cheika had previously said he would step down if Australia did not improve to the World Cup closing in 2015, but flocked to reporters asking about his potential following Saturdays 40-16 defeat to England.
With all the 52-year-olds contract expiring at the end of the tournament, Cheikas death from the role is instantaneous.
I have asked the question in the press conference, you would have been there and listening, about what is likely to happen moving forward and at the time that I wasnt eager to reply but I always knew the answer in my mind, I only wanted to speak to my spouse and tell a couple of people up there about it, Cheika stated.
I put my chips earlier in the season I advised folks no win, no play.
So, Im the type of man who is going to back that which he says and that I understood from the last whistle but I just wanted to give it that little bit time to cool , talk to my people and then make it clear.
New Zealander Dave Rennie, the former trainer of Glasgow Warriors boss and the Waikato Chiefs, has been linked with the post in the Australian press.

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