OITA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 19: Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia looks dejected in defeat after the Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter Final match between England and Australia at Oita Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Oita, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images,)

Cheika has stepped down as Australia head coach (Picture: Getty)

Michael Cheika has quit his post as Australia coach after the Wallabies’ World Cup exit to England.

Australia were put to the sword by England in their quarter-final on Saturday, losing 40-16 in Japan.

It is the first time in 12 years England have reached the semi-final, but it will be the last game in charge for Cheika.

The outspoken coach came under immediate pressure in the wake of the defeat and confirmed on Sunday he was no longer Australia’s coach.

OITA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 19: Christian Lealiifano of Australia embraces Tevita Kuridrani of Australia following his side's defeat during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter Final match between England and Australia at Oita Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Oita, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images,)

England inflicted a heavy defeat on Australia (Picture: Getty)

‘It is no secret I have no relationship with the CEO and not much with the chairman,’ Cheika said, referring to Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and chairman Cameron Clyne.

‘I knew from the final whistle, but I just wanted to give it that little bit time to cool down, talk to my people and then make it clear.’

New Zealand coach Dave Rennie is the favourite to replace Cheika, while England will face New Zealand in the…

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Michael Cheika quits as Australia coach after World Cup exit to England
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