Another Coach Rules Himself Out Of The Running For Munster Job

Nothing in it.

Former Munster scrumhalf Mike Prendergast is the latest man to rule himself out of the running for a coaching role at the southern province.

Munster are currently in the market for a head coach, a defence coach, and a backs coach with Johann van Graan, JP Ferreira and Stephen Larkham all set to leave the province at the end of the season, respectively.

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Paul O’Connell and Ronan O’Gara have already ruled themselves out of the running, with the latter suggesting Prendergast, who is currently coaching at French side Racing, might be up for a return to his former club.

Speaking to Johnnie Beattie and Tim Groves on ‘Le French Rugby Podcast’, Prendergast made it clear he won’t be returning to Limerick.

“No, no, there’s nothing in it,” Prendergast said, when asked about O’Gara’s suggestion.

“The Munster job, a couple of coaches are leaving at home and there are obviously an array of Irish coaches that have come abroad in France and England. Once coaches move on, there’s a natural reaction to go ‘we’ve got coaches in France, La Rochelle, Racing’.

“I’d be very tight with ROG, we’d call each other a couple of times a week, just exchanging rugby philosophies, general chit-chat, we know each other a long time.

“He’s only writing his article, he’s trying to fill it!”