British Lions would be good for Warren Gatland says WRU chief executive
Warren Gatland would benefit from taking a year off coaching Wales says his boss
The Kiwi led the Lions to a famous 2-1 series win against Australia in 2013
Gatland’s contract with Wales runs until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Warren Gatland would benefit from taking a year off coaching Wales to lead the 2017 British and Irish Lions to New Zealand, says his boss.
“If he does get it then I think it will be good for him,” said Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips.
Phillips said Gatland has been Wales boss “for quite a while”.
He added: “I think it would be good for him to go away for a year, get a different perspective and have a degree of reflection and reinvention.
“I think we can turn it into a positive.”
Wales are trailing New Zealand 2-0 in their current series under Gatland with the remaining Test to take place on Saturday, 25 June.