Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman has ruled himself out of the running for the Connacht job.

The Westerners parted company with New Zealand native Kieran Keane this week, just one year into a three-year contract.

Connacht finished second-bottom of Conference A of the Pro14 with seven wins, just three points ahead of Zebre.

Jackman's Dragons faired even worse in Conference B, picking up just two victories in 21 games.

The Carlow native captained Connacht in the latter of two spells with the province but says he won't be walking away from a rebuilding job in Wales after just a single season.

"I would imagine that Connacht would be a very attractive job for somebody," he told 2fm's Game On.

"But it would be unbelievably harsh [to leave Dragons] and I'm very much committed to my current role. I'm excited by it to be honest"

Reacting to Keane's departure this week, Jackman said the decision seemed "drastic".