Brian O'Driscoll has revealed that he hopes to return to Leinster in a coaching capacity after he hangs up his boots at the end of this season.
O'Driscoll will bring a long and distinguished career with Leinster to an end this month but in a press conference ahead of Saturday's Rabodirect Pro12 clash with Edinburgh, he confirmed that he's interested in a coaching role with the province.
"I have had a few discussions about some involvement in the club and I hope that would be possible because it's a huge passion of mine," he said.
"From my point of view it would be nice to have involvement of some sort. Nothing has been formally discussed - it has been briefly mentioned.
"From my end all I can say is, that if I felt as though I could add value in some capacity to the club, I would love to and I'd be honoured to be still involved.
"I want to break away from the day-to-day scheduling but I would love to be able to come in on my terms and help out if it was needed" - Brian O'Driscoll
"A complete break would be hard. I want to break away from the day-to-day scheduling but I would love to be able to come in on my terms and help out if it was needed."
Even if O'Driscoll does not return to the Leinster set-up in one way or another, he insists that he will always be a supporter of the province and added: "I'll always want Leinster to do well, it's a passion of mine.
"It's been a part of my whole adult life and I'll always be a Leinster supporter whether I have an involvement or not.
"I'll always shout at the telly when they're playing and I'll always want them to do well."