Former Ireland coach, resigned post RWC 2019 after six years in that role, Joe Schmidt has received an offer to fill a high performance position at World Rugby. The New Zealander led the Shamrock and averaged 72 percent wins and won three Six Nations titles (including a Grand Slam in 2018) and the first wins over the All Blacks (in 2016 and 2018).
Schmidt, 54, has stayed in Dublin, where World Rugby is based. A report in The Times claimed that Kiwi was on the World Rugby shortlist to be the new Director of Rugby and High Performance, who would oversee the management of match officials, interactions with coaches and oversee the development of high performance. in second tier nations. An appointment is planned for mid-September.
Schmidt, a former assistant principal at Tauranga Boy’s High School, coached the Bay of Plenty and was an assistant Blues coach before heading to Europe in 2007 as an assistant to fellow Kiwi Vern Cotter in Clermont. He was champion with the French club in 2010 before heading to Leinster as head coach, where he won a Pro 12 title and two Champions Cups before taking over for Ireland in 2013.