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Irish Times report claims Ireland will have new head coach for summer tour to North America

Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013 14:12 | Comments

Kidney's time as coach would appear to be entering its final days
Kidney's time as coach would appear to be entering its final days

The future of Irish head coach, Declan Kidney and the rest of the coaching staff is set to be resolved in the next three weeks.

The Irish Times is reporting that, in all likelihood, a new head coach will be in place for the two-match tour to the United States and Canada in June.

The report says Declan Kidney will meet the IRFU's National Team Review Group on Wednesday, and while he and his coaches are under contract until the conclusion of the summer tour, decisions regarding their future will be made before then.

Saturday’s defeat to Italy  ended a disappointing Six Nations for Ireland – with only three points picked up from their five games. The tally represents their worst showing in the tournament since it was expanded to six teams in 2000.

Les Kiss, Mike Ruddock, Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter are the named being mentioned as possible successors to replace Kidney who has been in charge since 2008. Under his stewardship, Ireland won a long overdue Grand Slam the following year.  

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