Ireland legend interested in All Blacks job
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ireland legend Ronan O’Gara has shown a lot of interest in furthering his coaching career in New Zealand.
Despite signing a contract extension with the Crusaders, head coach Scott Robertson is still considered to be a big contender to coach the All Blacks after this year’s World Cup in Japan.
If Robertson does get the top job, he could take O’Gara with him as backs coach. Or O’Gara could even apply to become the head coach of the Crusaders.
“It would be a big job to apply for – I wouldn’t be scared of putting my name in if it was the right thing to do,” O’Gara told the New Zealand Herald.
“Sport has taught me that these things work themselves out.
“That means Razor wouldn’t take me to the All Blacks job which I’d have to ask him questions about. Everything is possible. I’m ambitious and competitive but I think the most important thing is if I do my job these things look after themselves. I have a fantastic backline here.”
He added: “I’d back myself [for a promotion] like Razor would back himself. That’s the thing about this environment – you become very positive.”
O’Gara’s contract comes to an end at the end of the season and he has a big decision to make about his future.
“It’s a fantastic rugby club – it offers everything. I just have to make sure [staying on] is the right decision for my wife and five kids. If it was my decision I know where I’d want to be. You have to stop being selfish … and be realistic. Believe me, it comes up at the dinner table a lot,” O’Gara added.
Source: New Zealand Herald