Stuart Lancaster maybe about to make a return to coaching.
Since the turn of the year, there have been persistent rumours linking Stuart Lancaster with a number of Super Rugby vacancies.
Although many of these stories seemed to emerge after the former England coach met with officials in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, Lancaster did tell the BBC Radio 5 Live that he would be interested in taking up a coaching position in the southern hemisphere.
Indeed, soon after Lancaster’s interview with the BBC, kiwi news site, Stuff, believed he was a dark horse to take over at the Crusaders at the end of the season. Nevertheless, outside of that single article, little else connecting Lancaster with a move to New Zealand or Super Rugby has emerged in recent weeks.
However, last night the New Zealand Herald reported Lancaster was in the running to take over at the Queensland Reds next season.
Although the Reds’ current co-coaches, Matt O’Connor and Nick Stiles, both hold ambitions to take over from Richard Graham, and are contracted for another two seasons, the Herald believe Lancaster could be brought in as a head coach above the duo.
In any event, the Reds are soon expected to bring an end to their ‘worldwide’ search for a new head coach, and announce Graham’s successor in the next four to six weeks.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena