Cumbrian Steve Borthwick looks set to be confirmed as England's new head coach this week.

National reports say the Carlisle-born Leicester Tigers boss is poised to replace Eddie Jones.

An announcement could be made in the coming days, according to the BBC and national newspapers.

Former national team captain Borthwick, 43, has emerged as the overwhelming favourite after Jones' recent sacking.

After negotiations between the Rugby Football Union and Leicester, he now looks set to take the top job with England's men - ahead of next year's World Cup.

It will mean two of the last three England head coach appointments have gone to Cumbrians, with Jones' predecessor having been Stuart Lancaster, from Culgaith.

Borthwick has steadfastedly refused to comment on the England situation in media interviews.

He retained that position after Leicester's 23-16 victory over Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup on Saturday.

“I understand why everyone has to ask the questions. And I know you understand I’m going to keep saying, ‘I want to enjoy today’s win'," he said, as reported by The Guardian.

Borthwick also stressed how "proud" he was of his Leicester side.

He has been in charge at Welford Road since 2020.