Munster coach Foley insists no decision made on his future

Colm Kinsella


Colm Kinsella

Munster coach Foley insists no decision made on his future

Munster coach Anthony Foley

MUNSTER coach Anthony Foley has insisted no decision has been made yet on whether he will take up the option of a one-year contract extension with the province.

Foley revealed that he had met with Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald yesterday, Tuesday, but the head coach was not in a position to make any announcement about his future plans.

Foley’s two-year term as head coach ends this summer, but Munster have agreed to an option for the former number eight to remain at the helm for another season.

Foley said at a Munster press briefing at UL yesterday: “Nothing has been confirmed there as yet.  I  sat down with Garrett (Fitzgerald) this morning and when there’s something to be announced it will be announced.”

Asked about Munster’s plans to appoint a Director of Rugby for the first time in 2017, Foley deflected the question, saying the matter was one for Munster CEO Fitzgerald.

Munster coach Foley also dismissed the view that the team, now languishing in seventh place in the Guinness Pro12, is in crisis.

Foley insisted: “If we were playing poorly, I would say yes, but we’re creating a lot of opportunities.  You go back to the Ospreys game when we didn’t get a penalty shot at goal and against Glasgow when we had one penalty shot at goal. 

“In terms of where we are to get points at the moment, it has to be through tries. We’ve scored three in our last two games so. A side that can do that and not avail of points from elsewhere is going ok but not getting the results they require.”