Ian Foster expected to leave the All Blacks after the World Cup

Ian Foster expected to leave the All Blacks after the World Cup

All Blacks coach Ian Foster’s contract expires after the Rugby World Cup in France (8 September – 28 October) and the New Zealand coach does not expect to extend it. With speculation over his future whirlwinds, Canterbury Crusaders manager Scott Robertson and Japan manager Jimmy Joseph were named as his possible replacements. “I think it is very unlikely that I will be in this position next year.And Ian Foster told Newstalk ZB Radio This wed. People keep asking me if I’d apply, but the question (for me) is what’s best for the All Blacks in 2023.”. “It’s a discussion about who will advance more than who is the best option for the team.”he added.

“It’s a discussion about who will advance more than who is the best option for the team.”

Ian Foster in an interview on Wednesday

The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) would like the 2024 All Blacks squad to be finalized by April. Ian Foster, who fears the debate over his future will put the All Blacks’ World Cup preparations into the background, wants any announcement regarding the next coach to be made only after the competition. “I speak on behalf of a team of 20 people who are working like crazy to get to France and win the Rugby World Cup. That is our only goal.”He insisted, saying he had not spoken to his players about his future. “They have enough pressure on them.”.

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Arriving at the helm of the All Blacks after Steve Hansen, after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Ian Foster came under intense pressure last year after the New Zealanders were defeated at home by Ireland and Argentina, for the first time in their history. The New Zealanders who nonetheless beat reigning champions South Africa before winning the rugby championship went unbeaten on their four-match tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

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