Would he have the respect of the players? I'd like to think so.
Check his career stats - there won't be ANYONE in the England line-up that has stats to match Alex's.
I had the pleasure of donning the cap he was given by ERC on the occasion of his 50th European start. There aren't that many people who have one of these.
European Cup winners medals and Premiership medals galore.
And he has shown some skills at coaching with Clermont, winning the A League 2 years in a row (I think).
I'd have him in an England role tomorrow.