Conor O’Shea has been linked with the Italian job.
Harlequins have this afternoon announced on their website that Director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea will leave Harlequins at the end of the season.
While the announcement will come as a surprise to many, O’Shea has been linked with a number of vacancies over the past number of months, particularly the Italian job.
Indeed, we previously reported that the Italian federation were sounding out O’Shea and Ronan O’Gara to replace Jacques Brunel. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen what O’Shea’s next move will be.
However after leading Quins to a Premiership title, an LV Cup along with a European Challenge Cup, O’Shea will no doubt be in demand.
Upon declaring his intention to leave Quins at the end of the season, O’Shea said,
I will have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to contribute to this special Club for over six years come May.
I have enjoyed working with everybody at Harlequins, from the players to the staff to the supporters, having said that, the end of this season is the right time for me to move on.
We have a very talented group of players and coaches who are intent on securing silverware this season and that is my sole focus and where all our efforts are concentrated.
I will say my goodbyes when the season is over.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena