Ronan O’Gara reveals some HUGE plans for his coaching future

The big one.

La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara has revealed some big plans regarding his coaching future as he looks to continue to grow his legacy in the game.

The former Munster and Ireland out-half already has an incredibly impressive coaching CV, winning the Top 14 with Racing 92, multiple Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders, and back-to-back Champions Cups with La Rochelle.

But he has his eyes on the big prize, with the Corkman revealing he wants to win a World Cup – whether that be with his home country of Ireland or… France.

He signed a new five-year contract with La Rochelle in December 2022 which will keep him at the club until at least 2027, but after that, it looks like he has his eyes set on the Test arena.

“At the moment, I would like to have the ability to win the World Cup, I dream of winning things, whether with Ireland or I like France,” he told RMC Sport.

“I’m not French. I’m trying to prove myself and put my name in this debate. It’s possible that for Ireland, the next coach will be a New Zealander, a South African or an Australian, that’s how it is.”

Andy Farrell’s job with Ireland is as safe as it can be, while current France coach Fabien Galthie has drawn criticism in recent months.

We’ll just have to wait and see but it’s clear O’Gara wants a shot at winning the Webb Ellis Cup.

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