Sunday 19 November 2017

McGahan is unsure if he will stay at Munster

MUNSTER coach Tony McGahan has cast doubt over his future at Thomond Park despite a very impressive start to the season.

Munster comfortably lie on the summit of Pool One of the Heineken Cup after four narrow victories from four and are fourth in the PRO12 League, but a decision on McGahan's future has yet to be made, according to the Australian.

"It is certainly a topic that will come up in the next period of time," said McGahan. "We will just have to wait and see how things pan out for myself and the club."

Munster crashed out of the Heineken Cup at the pool stage last season for the first time in 13 years, and McGahan had been under pressure to deliver despite the fact that following their exit from Europe's premier club competition they went on to win the Magners League last May.


McGahan has also received plenty of praise for bringing young players such as Conor Murray, James Coughlan, Simon Zebo and Danny Barnes into the first-team fold at Thomond Park, and former Munster powerhouse Frankie Sheahan believes he should be allowed to continue in the job.

"Tony McGahan is an excellent coach," said Sheahan.

"Particularly his attention to detail, this guy would be at his desk at 7.0 every morning and making phone calls at 11.30 at night.

"You can only play with what you have and there were certain areas that cost Munster last year. Midfield was one and the other was the scrum. He signed BJ Botha and he has been huge for Munster, he has shored up the scrum."

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