The news was officially confirmed during the week that Munster will be hiring a director of rugby ahead of next season.
Current head coach Anthony Foley has exercised his right to a one year extension on his current deal and will remain on until the end of next season at the very least with the southern province.
Munster legend Ronan O’Gara recently spoke about the news in his Irish Examiner column and expressed his concerns regarding the impending appointment.
In confirming they are hiring a Director of Rugby for the first time, Munster are making a statement on their future as much as an admission of failings in the past.
The appointment is absolutely critical to get right. There’s only one go at this. You mess with the foundations and the whole thing collapses in on itself.
People outside the bubble realise that Munster needs help.
You have some lads in Munster now who wouldn’t be getting games in other provinces. Munster need four or five players if they are serious, because the benchmark is still winning in Europe.
It’s clear according to the Racing Metro man whoever is chosen to take up the role must be fit for the huge task at hand. The appointment has the ability to both make an break Munster.