Kirwan eyes Ulster or Munster post
February 26, 2012
John Kirwan watches on during the World Cup © Getty Images
Former Japan coach John Kirwan has claimed that it would be an "honour" to coach Munster or Ulster if given the opportunity.
The Irish duo are both on the hunt for a new coach with Munster's Tony McGahon taking up a role with the Wallabies and Ulster's Brian McLaughlin working with the academy next term. And Kirwan, who has previously stated his interest in coaching Ulster, has claimed that he would be interested in talking to both provinces.
"A side like Ulster or Munster are both fantastic," Kirwan told The Irish Times. "What they have got in mind I don't know. Certainly talking to them would be an honour for me . . . or another national side.
"I am just trying to be patient, which is not one of my strengths, sitting back and waiting for the right opportunity. I am really keen to win some stuff with a good side.
But when asked whether he had contact from either province, Kirwan denied the suggestion. "No, I've had no contact (with Ulster or Munster) and haven't searched out the contacts. I believe that they'll have someone in mind.
"If my name is one of them, fine. I think it [Munster] would be one of the most sought after jobs in the world. Munster is a top-line club probably looking to win big trophies again. They are always there or thereabouts, a great team with fantastic players."
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