Gatland not fixated on coaching All Blacks

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 18, 2017

The two-time British and Irish Lions boss has been in charge of Wales since 2007 and in that time has guided them to three Six Nations titles, including two grand slams in 2008 and 2012.

His Lions Test series win over Australia in 2013 was followed up by a hard-fought series draw with New Zealand this summer and speculation has been rife ever since that he could take over from the departing Hansen in 2019.

Despite, of course, being on the hunt for a new job, speaking to Newstalk ZB, Gatland stated that he is not looking at the All Blacks job just yet despite the position soon becoming vacant.

He adds he never said he wanted to be an All Blacks coach but thinks he needs to return to New Zealand and be involved with the Super Rugby first and that is what he would like to do. That would be the natural progression. "And if you are successful that's how these things work".

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has not confirmed when he will finish in the role but he is expected by most to do so after the 2019 World Cup, when his contract also expires.

This would leave the door open for a potential leadership of the All Blacks in the not too distant future should he chose to do so if he continues to succeed as a coach. Perhaps there will be a place for a certain Hansen, should he wish to postpone his retirement?

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