As Munster prepare for the fast-approaching departure of director of rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, thoughts are turning to just who will replace the South African in December.
Having accepted a role with the South Africa Rugby setup, Erasmus will depart with defence coach Jacques Nienaber, following a tumultuous two seasons at the club.
Stepping into to lead the club following the tragic passing of head coach Anthony Foley in October of 2016, Erasmus led Munster to the Champions Cup semi-final and Pro12 final last term.
Now, with former players and current coach Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery assuming more responsibilities in preparation for Erasmus’ departure, The Daily Telegraph (via RTÉ Sport) has learned that another South African could be in line to succeed the 44-year-old at the Limerick-based club.
The report claims that Erasmus’ former assistant coach at the Sharks, David Wessels, is being courted by the provincial outfit.
The 35-year-old is currently the head coach of Australia’s Super Rugby side Western Force but Munster have reportedly offered to fly the South African to Ireland next week for talks in relation to succeeding his former boss.
Munster are currently riding high in the new PRO14 league, with last season’s PRO12 runners-up currently topping the Conference A table with two bonus point wins from two.
Watch this space.