Leicester Tigers Geordan Murphy gives first interview as interim head coach

Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy says having the role on a permanent basis would be a “dream job”.

A Tigers legend as a player, Murphy has stepped up to replace Matt O’Connor, who was sacked on Tuesday evening.

“I would be crazy to say no, it’s obviously a dream; but it’s very early days,” Murphy, 40, told BBC 5 live.

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“It was a bit of a shock but I didn’t have too much time to dwell on it. The board asked me to do the role for the next few weeks and I have taken it.”

He continued: “As a coaching group and playing group we felt we had let our friend down. so the onus is on us to put things right.

“We have to go out and perform and hopefully we will get a reaction.”

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