O’Gara gives insight on his future coaching plans

Despite having two years to run on this current deal with Racing 92, the former Munster outhalf has ruled out a return to Ireland for the foreseeable future.

The Corkman has been added to the Irish coaching set up for the upcoming tour of the USA and Japan this Summer but O’Gara’s comments today suggest he will continue his overseas adventure.

Writing in his column in today’s Irish Examiner, O’Gara indicated he will explore other options outside of Ireland when the time comes.

“There’s a fanciful narrative that I hear most times we’re at home in Cork that it’s only a matter of time before I return to a coaching job in Ireland. That every month spent in Paris is a month closer to coming home,” he wrote.

“It’s a nice theory, but it’s nowhere even close to being true. If anything, I feel my career as a coach abroad is just getting started.

“In two years’ time I may (or may not) be at the end of my time with Racing, but there will be another project somewhere before I would have any thoughts of coming back to Cork. Whether that be in France or somewhere else.

“I’d be amazed if the next play was back at home in Ireland. Much as I love Cork.”

 

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