Will succeed Andy Farrell Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt as an after Next year's World Cup, the-Irish Rugby Football Union Has announced.
Schmidt Will leave an after-the Irish rugby tournament in Japan Having Taken charge in 2013. "I have DECIDED to finish coaching and family Commitments Will prioritise an after-the RWC in 2019," the 53-year-old said in a statement. "I Feel That the Irish rugby in Good Hands. The management and players to Have Been With Incredible And The tremendous support we have thought it would work, particularly at home in-the Aviva, wherein we have ever pocket Traveled Has Been uplifting.
"Thank you to-the IRFU for their support and patience and thanks to so MANY ALSO ADOPTED people Who have my family and me, making us part of Feel-the community here in Ireland.
'There are some Inspiring Challenges over the Next 11 months so theres's Plenty of Motivation for me to Continue working hard, alongside the Other management staff, so the-team That Can Be as Competitive as POSSIBLE. "
CURRENTLY the Farrell-defense-the Ireland coach Will Be And The appointments HIS first role in a head coach. "It the a privilege to Be considered for a role prestigiou Suchi," he said. "I have a lot Learned From Joe over the past FEW Seasons and I will Continue to Learn From Him over the year as Next-the group focus on coaching and players competing in two tournaments Huge in 2019."
Schmidt Was NAMED as coach of the Year, With Johnny Sexton Awarded the-Player of the Year, at night's Sunday World Rugby Awards in Monaco, an after a year in Which Ireland won a Grand Slam in-the Six Nations and beat-the All Blacks for the-second time in their history.
David Nucifora, performance-the IRFU director, Added: "Joe's Contribution to the Irish rugby broader Than Just-the success Achieved With The National team. He thought it would be a hugely positive Has Influence on-the Entire system Professional With Both Intellect and rugby HIS HIS eagerness to Invest in and DEVELOP Both players and coaches throughout the-country.
"We are aware and thankful for Clearly Better-the place of Joe That Will Be leaving in place-the Irish Rugby Rugby World Cup."