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Ulster Have Their ‘Number One Candidate’ For Head Coach ‘Signed And Agreed’

Ulster have a bright spot to celebrate today despite their draw with Munster at Thomond Park.

The result means that the province have failed to qualify for the Pro14 quarter-finals, but some good news from Operations Director Bryn Cunningham is set to right the ship.

Current Head Coach, Jono Gibbes, will leave at the end of the season to coach in New Zealand, leaving a sizeable role to fill.

Although he wouldn’t be drawn on who it was, Cunningham revealed that matters were already dealt with.

Limerick , Ireland – 28 April 2018; Tommy Bowe of Ulster applauds supporters after the Guinness PRO14 Round 21 match between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park in Limerick. (Photo By Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“We are happy but unfortunately we are not able to announce it until a few more weeks,” Cunningham said via The Irish Times.

“We have the coach lined up, signed and agreed, our number one candidate, so we’re obviously very happy within Ulster and the IRFU. It was really important to get a bit of solidity in Ulster looking towards next season and the future and we are very pleased about that.”

He even refused to give insight as to whether the new appointment is Irish or foreign, so we’ll be kept guessing in the meantime.

Ulster are fourth in the Conference B table, two points behind Edinburgh who have played a game less.

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