Following the announcement, Wilkinson admitted that he would be keen to go into coaching once his playing career ends.
"You often find that with superstar players. He was a complete sponge for knowledge," Woodward is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "It is why he would make a fantastic coach if he chooses to go down that path. Imagine what it would be like for any young number 10 to have Jonny Wilkinson mentoring you."
Woodward coached Wilkinson and the rest of the England team during their successful 2003 World Cup campaign.