August 18, 2022

Eire head coach Andy Farrell indicators a brand new two-year contract extension after their historic Take a look at sequence win over New Zealand in an try and beat back any potential curiosity from England

  • Eire head coach Andy Farrell has signed a brand new two-year contract extension
  • The deal will see him keep answerable for Eire previous subsequent yr’s Rugby World Cup
  • The 47-year-old guided Eire to a historic summer season sequence win in New Zealand
  • Farrell has been earmarked as a possible successor to England’s Eddie Jones 

Andy Farrell has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as Eire head coach till 2025.

Irish rugby chiefs have moved to tie down Farrell past the 2023 World Cup, with the previous dual-code England worldwide’s inventory having shot up after this summer season’s historic Take a look at sequence win in New Zealand.

England Rugby’s chief government Invoice Sweeney solely final week admitted Farrell stays ‘very extremely regarded’ on the Rugby Soccer Union. 

Andy Farrell has signed a brand new two-year contract extension as Eire Rugby’s head coach

Farrell (right) became Ireland's defence coach in 2016 before succeeding Joe Schmidt in 2019

Farrell (proper) grew to become Eire’s defence coach in 2016 earlier than succeeding Joe Schmidt in 2019

The 47-year-old has been broadly touted as a successor to Eddie Jones as soon as his tenure as England head coach ends.

However now the Irish Rugby Soccer Union have moved swiftly to close down any speak of Farrell returning to England by extending his contract. 

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They’ve additionally in-built an possibility to increase Farrell’s contract nonetheless additional. ‘I’m pleased to increase my contract with Irish Rugby for an extra two years,’ mentioned Farrell.

Farrell (left) oversaw Ireland's historic summer Test series win in New Zealand

Farrell (left) oversaw Eire’s historic summer season Take a look at sequence win in New Zealand

‘As a gaggle now we have made it clear that we’re constructing in direction of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and now we have taken some first rate strides in latest months.

‘Forward of the tour to New Zealand myself and efficiency director David Nucifora regarded on the alternatives and challenges going through the nationwide squad after the event in France.

‘I’m enthusiastic about persevering with to work with the group and with the following era of Irish worldwide gamers.’

After a glittering enjoying profession in each league and union, Farrell spent 4 years from 2011 as England’s defence coach underneath Jones’ predecessor Stuart Lancaster.

The 47-year-old has been widely touted as a successor to England head coach Eddie Jones

The 47-year-old has been broadly touted as a successor to England head coach Eddie Jones