Dick Muir says that it has always been the plan for him to leave the Sharks at the end of this year.
According to an article in Rapport, Dick Muir is one of 3 backline coaches on the shortlist of six Springbok assistant coaches. The other names on the list are, Backline coaches, Chester Williams and Dumisani Mhani from Border. The three Forwards coaches on the list are, Dawie Theron from Griquas, Gary Gold from WP and Dean Davids from Boland.
The candidates will undergo psychometric test and interviews in the coming weeks. The interviews will pay special attention to the technical knowledge of forward and back play.
Muir, who took the Sharks to the first Super 14 final on SA soil, recently submitted a late application for Springbok coach. His application was however rejected for being submitted after the deadline for submissions.
“The plan has always been for me to finish up with the Sharks towards the end of this year” said Muir. “As a lot of the Sharks players should be involved with the Springboks, it would make sense for me to slot in there” Muir continued.
It is believed plans to replace Muir are already in place should he leave the Sharks to join the Springboks. John Plumtree has already experienced holding the reins during the 2007 Currie Cup season when Muir took time off to gain some further coaching knowledge.
SARU managing director Jonathan Stones has made it clear that they would extend invitations to other candidates who they felt would be suitable for the job if the need arose.Tweet