Volcanic visionary Ronan O’Gara admits he wants to take charge of Ireland in the future, following La Rochelle’s second successive Champions Cup victory, but is in no rush to leave France
- Ronan O’Gara has admitted he wants to take charge of Ireland in the future
- The ex-fly-half guided his side La Rochelle to successive Champions Cup titles
- The Munster man is in no rush to leave France but could take up Ireland role
Ronan O’Gara admitted in the aftermath of his La Rochelle side’s second successive Champions Cup triumph that he wants to take charge of Ireland one day, and that must be considered an inevitability.
The former fly-half has soared into the exalted super-coach category, by fusing various influences from his rugby journey.
While he has been lauded for embracing the KBA (Keep Ball Alive) philosophy championed by his mentor, Scott Robertson, at the Crusaders in New Zealand — where O’Gara enjoyed an educational stint — he still has hard-edged Munster DNA too.
When he was raging about being disrespected by Leinster, it showed that he had fostered a siege mentality among his players and it worked.
There’s still a place for such emotional ploys, alongside all the science and strategy. O’Gara ticks all those boxes.
Ronan O’Gara (left) has admitted that he wants to take on the Irish test team’s head coach position
The ex-fly-half and British Lion has now won back-to-back Champions Cups with La Rochelle
But there is no rush for the Munster man to leave France just yet, with Ireland inevitably going to offer him the head coach’s position
He is a volcanic visionary.
He is in no rush to leave La Rochelle (and who can blame him?) but when he does decide to move on, it surely won’t be just the Irish union who will offer him a Test head coach role.
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