Lancaster focused on job in hand
Stuart Lancaster insists England's preparations for their last two RBS 6 Nations games will not be affected by the distraction of his interview for the full-time coach's position.
The Rugby Football Union want to finalise the appointment of Martin Johnson's permanent successor before the end of the championship. England tackle France in Paris on Sunday and then face a six-day turnaround before their final match, against Ireland at Twickenham on March 17.
Lancaster, currently the interim boss, said: "There's a lot going on in terms of preparation for those two games but I'm comfortable preparations are as they should be. I can't control the timelines. All I can do is do this job to the best of my ability and I can guarantee that's what I'll do."
Lancaster and Nick Mallett, the former South Africa and Italy head coach, are seen as the front-runners for the job of leading England into the 2015 World Cup on home soil.
The RFU will interview their shortlisted candidates at some stage over the next two weeks.
Lancaster is relishing the opportunity to coach England and he is seeing week-on-week improvements in a squad he rebuilt following the World Cup.
"I really enjoy coaching and trying to develop people and develop teams, and to do it at the highest level is a huge honour," Lancaster said.
"There are many demands but singing the national anthem at Twickenham against Wales was an unbelievable experience."