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# succession plan

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Connacht poised to announce new head coach
Andy Friend said he understood that an announcement on his successor is imminent.
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'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'
Bernard Jackman put forward his theory on Ireland’s succession planning at out-half.
Mick McCarthy's reign as Ireland manager ends, Stephen Kenny takes over with immediate effect
The FAI released a statement this afternoon.
Lampard 'better equipped' than any other to succeed at Chelsea, claims Terry
The former Blues midfielder’s arrival at Stamford Bridge would be ‘perfect timing’ for both player and club, according to his old accomplice.
McCarthy dismisses 'unfair' question about extending reign beyond Euro 2020
The Ireland senior manager is due to be succeeded in the role next year by current U21 boss Stephen Kenny.
Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte
He also commented on stories linking Ronan O’Gara to the French backroom staff.
England keep Jones succession plan on hold until after World Cup
The coach is under contract until 2021 but has hinted he may leave after the tournament in Japan
New Ireland U21 boss Stephen Kenny admits he is unlikely to see out qualifying campaign
The outgoing Dundalk boss has emphasised that results on the pitch are not the be all and end all at underage level.
'He seems to have the appetite for it': Fennelly tips Cunningham for Dublin hurling job
Anthony Cunningham is a contender to take over from the outgoing Pat Gilroy.
'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'
Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.
'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus
The South African cut an emotional figure when asked about what he would miss about Munster.
Van Graan appointment allows for a welcome focus on Munster's rugby
A mid-November arrival should allow for at least a six-week handover period between Erasmus and the outgoing Springbok assistant.
Contract running out, but Kirchner unsure if he must follow Pienaar out of Ireland
The Springbok ‘wouldn’t mind staying,’ but may not be given the choice.
Top man, top player Cullen the perfect choice to sustain Leinster culture -- Easterby
The Leinster manager praised Leinster’s next forwards coach who ‘has been around in the bad times as well’.