Andy Farrell has rejoined Stuart Lancaster's backroom staff, after reportedly agreeing a three-year deal.
The former Saracens head coach was part of Lancaster's interim set-up during the Six Nations and after impressing as backs coach, was expected to be appointed the role full-time.
However, he opted to return to Saracens, to help them in their Premiership charge, but following their failure to make the final of the competition, he handed in his resignation, leaving the club on June 1. His decision fuelled speculation that he would make a return to the England staff, a move that has now come to fruition.
"I loved every minute of coaching England and to get the opportunity to do it permanently is a dream," he said.
"I have watched England in South Africa and I am massively excited about the potential that was clearly evident in the three Tests and midweek matches."
Farrell was replaced by Mike Catt for England's recent tour of South Africa, but his return does not necessarily end Catt's role with the national side, with suggestions that Lancaster could operate with an expanded four-man coaching team.
"I will continue to review the make-up of the coaching team over the next few weeks to ensure that England has the best structure and personnel," Lancaster said.