Phil Galthie will join the coaching team in France next week, according to reports in France. The result of a referendum involving 1,800 French clubs on whether a foreign coach was to take over from Jacques Brunel at the helm of the national team in 2020 was expected. Sports fanatics from all over the world can now grab Rugby World Cup Tickets online to enjoy most exciting rugby matches.
However, while all eyes of rugby were focused on the outcome of the vote organized by FFR President Bernard Laporte, the news of Galthie’s imminent arrival as a consultant weeks after rumors is escaped.
Laporte said he would respect the result of the referendum, which will decide whether he can continue discussions with foreign coaches. He is already in contact for the 2023 Rugby World Cup or whether he should refocus his research on French clubs and coaches.
Speculation about the future coach of the Blues has raged for some time. Laporte has announced that he will make an appointment before kick-off of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Among the possibilities abroad, speculation in France is favorable to the current coach of Wales, Warren Gatland.
However, more pressing issues forced him to seek “new ideas and skills from staff” after another lamentable Six Nations campaign. It was early thought that former French international scrum-half Galthie was the president’s favorite choice to work alongside his longtime friend and colleague, Jacques Brunel.
Former Iranian half-flyer Ronan O Gara was also linked to a short-term freelance position in the configuration, but talks failed on his financial demands, French rugby media reported.
Brunel met Galthie 10 days ago, the Midi Olympique reported, during an exchange of views on the parameters of the possible roles in the organization. Since then, they have begun to set up the framework that will allow the former scrum-half to join the coaching team in time for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Galthie would be an addition to the coaching staff, rather than a replacement for another coach, said Midi. He wants to have at least one physical trainer to strengthen the fitness team. The FFR would probably be open to this wish.
He has not coached a high-level men’s squad since being knocked out of the Toulon club at the end of the 2017/18 season, but he had a place at the top of the French Six Nations’ performance as an investor. for the broadcaster France 2.
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