Eddie O’Sullivan has today signed a four year agreement which will extend his contract as the Irish coach until 2012.
It seems to be odd timing for the IRFU to extend the contract with the World Cup only weeks away. I’m sure this could have been done after the World Cup, that way the IRFU could decide whether Eddie is the right man to coach the 2011 world cup squad as well.
It’s a strong message by the IRFU, they are obviously happy with the job Eddie is doing. We can only hope that Eddie will deliver during this, the most important coaching period of his life.
Eddie to coach the Lions in 2009?
It is also likely that Eddie will coach the Lions for their 2009 tour to South Africa. Kindly the IRFU has agreed to let Eddie take the position if he was offered it.
Should the Lions position come my way and I’m happy to take it, they’ll release me for the period necessary to do the Lions and I can come back (to the Ireland job) afterwards. That’s very generous of them.
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