McNamara “comfortable” with England contract situation

England head coach Steve McNamara insists that he’s fully comfortable with his positions at both club and country level, after insisting he’s got an exciting future ahead with both England and Sydney Roosters.

McNamara is out of contract with the national team at the end of the coming season, having taken over from Tony Smith in 2010. And he told reporters at a media session yesterday that he is no rush to make snap decisions, and he’s fully concentrated on claiming a Test series victory against New Zealand, as opposed to his own personal contract details.

“I’m really comfortable with where I’m at,” he said. “I’m in no rush to decide which path my career goes down next.

“It’s exciting times on both fronts. With England, there is a lot of work in front of us. We’ve made some progression and improvement been close in the last couple of years. I’m really relaxed about the contract situation, I always have been.

“This year is about winning this Test series. We’re all excited by the prospect of playing the Four Nations champions three times.

“The progression to winning the next World Cup would naturally involved trying to beat New Zealand in this one any way so all our focus is on this series and the World Cup after that will take care of itself.”