Thursday 22 February 2018

Ronan O'Gara denies Munster approach but admits job would interest him someday

Racing 92 defence coach Ronan O'Gara, left, and Racing 92 backs coach Laurent Labit ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 Round 6 match between Munster and Racing 92 at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Racing 92 defence coach Ronan O'Gara, left, and Racing 92 backs coach Laurent Labit ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 Round 6 match between Munster and Racing 92 at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
David Kelly

David Kelly

Ronan O’Gara has revealed there has been no contact with Munster about becoming their new head coach, admitting he would not be the solution they are looking for.

But while the Racing 92 assistant coach admits that he would hope to coach the club where he was a double European champion and playing legend someday, he currently has no burning desire to return home.

"No, there have been no discussions,” he said. “At this stage in my career, I would not be the solution that Munster are looking for so it’s blatantly obvious that there would be no contact."

However, O’Gara hopes that his future career may see him return home.

“I think about it a lot. I hope someday. It could take five years, it could take ten years when I feel I have the solutions to the questions a lot of the players can pose.

“It doesn’t burn at me to get home. Far from it. I’m enjoying what I’m doing and that is the most important thing.

“I’m up to my eyeballs here. We’re not the best team in Europe or near it and that is my concern. What Munster do is their concern and that is not being negative towards them. I’m completely hands full here and that is an understatement,” he told TV3 news.

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