Lam open to coaching English Club Northampton

Blues coach Pat Lam has said that he would like to coach English Premiership club Northampton Saints one day.


Lam captained Northampton to Heineken Cup glory in 2000 when they beat Munster 9-8 at Twickenham.


“I would love to coach in the Premiership and love to coach at the Saints,” he told BBC Radio Northampton.


“It’s all about timing but I will be heading back to the UK at some stage.”


The former back-row forward who won 4 caps for Samoa was speaking ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Cup final on 21 May when Northampton will contest their first Heineken Cup final since Lam led them 11 years ago.


Lam recalled the moment that he allowed former England forward and Saints stalwart Tim Rodber to go up with him to accept the trophy .


“It was surreal at the time. We were standing around waiting for the Munster team to go up first for their presentation,” he said.


“I just turned to Tim and said ‘Look, mate, I want you to go up there and lift it.’


“He was pretty emotional about it. But he was the leader of our group, he’d been there right from the start and it was real privilege to lift the cup with him.”

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