Munster Could Be Set To Lose Another Coach As Ticket Continues To Crumble
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What’s going on at Munster? A few weeks back head coach Johann van Graan signed a new deal to remain with the province for another two years and everything seemed rosy.
Sure they had just lost yet another Champions Cup semi-final, but they’re still in with a chance of winning the PRO14 and have progressed – albeit slowly.
Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones were expected to follow in Van Graan’s footsteps and sign a new contract, and the trio along with defence coach JP Ferreira were set to continue together next season, with the possibility of an extra attack coach to be brought in.
But Flannery and Jones shocked everyone on Monday when they announced they would not be staying beyond the end of the season. It was a shock announcement, and the timing couldn’t have been worse with Munster set to take on Leinster next week.
And now to make matters even worse for van Graan, with Strength and Conditioning coach PJ Wilson set to leave the province and join Girvan Dempsey at Bath, according to a report in The Irish Examiner.
What is going on at Munster? Surely there’s more to this than meets the eye.