Paul O’Connell Set For Return To Irish Rugby - Ruck

Paul O’Connell Set For Return To Irish Rugby

  • Paul O’Connell could be set to take over a coaching role in Ireland
  • According to Ruaidhri O’Connor in today’s Irish Independent, the IRFU have held talks with the former Ireland captain about taking a coaching role
  • Performance director David Nucifora said ignoring an individual such as O’Connell would be a ‘waste’.
Paul O’Connell’s first coach outing is set to be in Ireland and not France as previously suggested.

The IRFU have held discussions with the former Ireland captain with a view to him taking up a coaching position within the game in Ireland.

He hasn’t publicly stated that his ambition is to coach and has largely kept a low profile since hanging up his boots, appearing as a pundit during the Six Nations and for the Champions Cup final.

No confirmation has been given as to whether it will be with the national side or one of the four provinces.

Should it be with a province, it’s pretty safe to say we could see O’Connell back at Munster in some capacity a lot sooner than expected.

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