Ireland Coaching Announcement



  • Joe Schmidt has today announced that he will finish coaching following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Andy Farrell will become head coach after the tournament.

    http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/43003.php



  • @tim said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    Andy Farrell will become head coach after the tournament.

    Shoulder charges for everyone!



  • And the pressure on the tournament favourites ratchets up a few notches.
    Hope they're up to it.

    Nice that we're not in that predicament this time



  • @tim said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    Joe Schmidt has today announced that he will finish coaching following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Andy Farrell will become head coach after the tournament.

    http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/43003.php

    I guess he's coming home then....



  • @canefan Must be aiming for that prestigious North Harbour head coach position.



  • Has he ended his Ireland tenure to get a shot at the ABs after the RWC, or has he done so knowing that the AB job is a done deal?



  • @tim said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    @canefan Must be aiming for that prestigious North Harbour head coach position.

    Rubbish. He knows the pathway to greatness is through CM. Just ask Tana



  • Farrell has minimal head coaching experience to be considered for the top job.



  • @tewaio Would've been nice if the IRFU had used clearer language. Are they saying he's retiring?

    Joe Schmidt has today announced that he will finish coaching following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.

    The bit about his family could mean anything from wanting to be based in NZ, to not wanting the travel of an international or Super Rugby coach, or even retiring altogether.

    Speaking about his decision to finish coaching Joe Schmidt said: ""I have decided to finish coaching and will prioritise family commitments after the RWC in 2019.



  • Family commitments means returning to New Zealand, the rest plays for time until an annoucement of Steve Hansen's intentions and a possible vacancy as All Blacks coach appear.

    As written, it suggests Schmidt will have a break then and do media work in early 2020. It doesn't rule out coaching after mid-2020. Or being an assistant coach before that.

    My guess is that Joseph Schmidt will be involved in coaching the All Blacks in future.



  • He'll try the Blues first.

    It'll break him.



  • @bovidae said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    Farrell has minimal head coaching experience to be considered for the top job.

    Yes but he was an important part of England's RWC2015 campaign 😃



  • @tim said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    Andy Farrell will become head coach after the tournament

    Well, he was such a huge success with England - both playing and coaching.



  • Joe has a child with some special needs, coming up to teenage (I think), so quite rightly the next move is focussed on him.



  • @tim

    Presumably he can't make any announcements about his future until Hansen makes his announcement.



  • @mofitzy_ said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    @tim

    Presumably he can't make any announcements about his future until the Hansen makes his announcement.

    One assumes he applies to the job if it's open. Even if not ideal timing if you want the job one presumes you take it.

    Schmidt could be spent and need a spell (Ted did), perhaps Hansen gets coaxed into staying on another two years - he still looks to have the energy the only question is would he facilitate a hand off to anyone other than Foster? Schmidt could either assist on the AB side or take a Ted type role at ITM Cup level if he really wants to wind things back.

    Last thing I could see him doing is taking a Super commitment - too much travel & the NZ conference is too demanding - may as well be coaching at international level.



  • His family/son is biggest priority in next 2-3 years. Heading back to NZ after RWC. Coaching not on the agenda, he’s finished with it as he needs to focus on family/health. Maybe that’ll change in a few years time.



  • @derm-mccrum said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    His family/son is biggest priority in next 2-3 years. Heading back to NZ after RWC. Coaching not on the agenda, he’s finished with it as he needs to focus on family/health. Maybe that’ll change in a few years time.

    Good on him. Hopefully he wont be personally bringing Wiremu back with him!

    So we're stuck with Foster, I guess?



  • Most interesting thing here perhaps is that Ireland didn't go for Scott Robertson. Razor looks like an International Coach in waiting.

    As I have said before, both Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt will be living in NZ again from 2020. I can't see them both twiddling their thumbs all day.



  • I’m tipping when he returns to Nz , he will take a break from a full time role , but dip his toes in the water with an assistant / advisory role of some description.



  • Jesus it's like a funeral.

    Quality stories about Schmidt often double or triple booking himself for club lunches/dinners on certain days. You can see why he has endeared himself to the public.



  • @derm-mccrum said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    His family/son is biggest priority in next 2-3 years. Heading back to NZ after RWC. Coaching not on the agenda, he’s finished with it as he needs to focus on family/health. Maybe that’ll change in a few years time.

    Good luck to him. There are bigger things than rugby



  • @canefan the hyperbole in there 'turning his back on an ABs coaching role'

    I dont think he has said that, he is just taking a break form all coaching...plus, you could argue there is no garantee he'd of got the gig anyway...Foster anyone...

    Anywhoo, clearly dong this for his family, give him the space and let him be.



  • @taniwharugby said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    @canefan the hyperbole in there 'turning his back on an ABs coaching role'

    I dont think he has said that, he is just taking a break form all coaching...plus, you could argue there is no garantee he'd of got the gig anyway...Foster anyone...

    Anywhoo, clearly dong this for his family, give him the space and let him be.

    International rugby must be a high pressure gig too. There was no guarantee he'd even want to step right into the ABs even it the opportunity was there. A break is perfectly understandable



  • Not a dig at Ireland at all , have respect for how they are going about their rugby ,

    But I think privately Hansen may not mind the emergence of Ireland as a new power in rugby , getting all the plaudits this far out

    The spotlight has shifted a bit,

    I think it just might be Ireland not NZ going into the WC under a bit of pressure meeting expectations now



  • @canefan said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    @taniwharugby said in Ireland Coaching Announcement:

    @canefan the hyperbole in there 'turning his back on an ABs coaching role'

    I dont think he has said that, he is just taking a break form all coaching...plus, you could argue there is no garantee he'd of got the gig anyway...Foster anyone...

    Anywhoo, clearly dong this for his family, give him the space and let him be.

    International rugby must be a high pressure gig too. There was no guarantee he'd even want to step right into the ABs even it the opportunity was there. A break is perfectly understandable

    Not at all. Ireland are going to enjoy being like Avis.



  • Last sentence of that Herald article .............mediocrity here we come.

    Andy Farrell will become Ireland head coach after the Rugby World Cup, while with Hansen set to make a decision by the end of the year, assistant coach Ian Foster would become the favourite to take over as All Blacks head coach if Hansen decides to step aside.



  • @frank no way... Foster is being touted to take over? First I've heard of it.



  • @frank this is the NZ Herald, with fiction writers masquerading as Journalists....

    I think both Foster and McLeods reps have taken a big hit this year, as has Hansens, but he has points in the bank.


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