The 66-year old is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in rugby league history after time in charge of Queensland and the Kangaroos, and winning NRL grand finals with the Broncos and Dragons.
According to reports, Bennett will be appointed to the England job next month.
The Brisbane boss said in December he would consider coaching a rival nation to Australia.
“Yes I would. I love the game and if I can help develop it in any way I will,” he told reporters.
“The reality is time is running out for me. But if something was to come up here I would be happy to help in any way I can. I love rugby league and that is why I helped out New Zealand in 2008.