Munster forwards coach Anthony Foley has revealed little about his chances of taking over the head coach role at the province, while expressing his delight at being linked with the position.

Foley said: “I don’t know what the future holds. You’d be flattered to have your name associated with it.

“I think there’d be a lot of coaches coming in for that job – it’s a great job. Munster are a great club to be involved in. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with them through a long period of my career.

“I know it’s a great place to learn your trade. It’s been a great place for other coaches. You just look down the list of coaches that have been here: Deccie [Declan Kidney], Gaffer [Alan Gaffney], Tony [McGahan], they all seem to go on to bigger and better things.

“It’s a great springboard, stepping stone for ambitious coaches, but you need to be fully aware of what you’re getting in to here. I’m sure that’s something they’ll take into account in appointing a successor.”