Ben Ryan, who masterminded Fiji’s triumph at the Rio Olympics 12 months ago, is being lined up for a role in the French sevens set-up, revealed the Daily Telegraph.
Since Fiji beat Team Great Britain 43-7 in the final of the inaugural sevens event, Ryan has been inundated with offers from all over the globe for his services.
A head coach role at Edinburgh was turned down, Hollywood has come calling and several high-profile sporting teams all over the world including the New York Knicks have brought him in as a consultant.
The Daily Telegraph understands that Ryan is poised to be brought into the French sevens set-up to sparkle some of his gold-dust on Les Bleus ahead of the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco next year.
The French players have reportedly already been told of Ryan’s appointment which is expected to be made public in the next few weeks.
Ryan also has a book planned for next May while a Hollywood studio has already bought rights to a script of how Ryan led the Pacific Islanders to its first ever Olympic medal.