Joe Schmidt is yet to commit to Ireland until after the next World Cup, but current indications suggest that he will do so. However, there are question-marks surrounding this due to personal reasons.
Meanwhile, Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will leave his role next June.
The future of neither man is set in stone at present.
However, a big update has emerged today in reputable Kiwi publication Stuff.co.nz.
Super Rugby side, the Chiefs are currently looking for a replacement for head coach Dave Rennie. Schmidt and Cotter were the frontrunners, as it is believed that this job could act as a springboard to a role with the All-Blacks.
However, Schmidt is set to commit to Ireland until 2019, while there are reports that Cotter has signed with an un-named French club, although it is not believed to be Toulon.
The report goes on to state that the decisions of Schmidt and Cotter to remain in the “lucrative European market” damage their future chances of gaining high profile positions in their home country. The Irish head coach is fancied by many to replace Steve Hansen in the coming years.