Foley lined up for Reds job

Wallaby assistant coach and former Test hooker Michael Foley is seen as the strongest contender to assume the vacant head coach position at the Reds after Eddie Jones resigned earlier this week.

Other former Wallabies, such as Blues coach David Nucifora and Leicester Tigers coach Pat Howard (all of whom played for Queensland in their playing careers) are also apparent contenders for the role.

Foley told The Courier Mail that he was open-minded about his future.

Foley just missed out on the Reds coaching job when it was handed to Eddie Jones, who resigned after only one year of his three-year contract.

Jones has said he is “100 percent” sure that he will not coach again in Australia.

Reds skipper John Roe expressed disappointment at Jones’ decision, as the Reds search for a sixth coach in seven years.

Meanwhile Jones said there was hope for the future, despite his failings.

“As a coach charged with winning games, I failed 100 percent because the results have been dreadful,” Jones said.

“As a foundation for the future I believe the good signs are there.

“The payback hopefully will be there for the good coach the Reds need for the next four or five years.”

 

365 Digital 

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