Springbok assistant coach Dick Muir is set to beat Super 14-winning former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer in the race for the position as Golden Lions Director of Rugby.
The Golden Lions Rugby Union on Friday declined to confirm or deny the rumours that Muir had already been appointed, but a source close to the GLRU executive told rugby365 that Muir has been offered the position.
If appointed, Muir will coach the Lions in the Super 14 next year.
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee, despite denying that his name was in the hat, was one of eight ‘world class’ CVs that landed on GLRU CEO Manie Reyneke’s desk.
The Lions boss earlier this week said they should be able to reveal the name of the Director of Rugby, who will double as the Super 14 coach, by the weekend.
“I am busy working through the applications and we want to make an appointment by the weekend,” Reyneke told rugby365.
Reyneke, on Friday, spent the afternoon interviewing candidates.
Last week Reyneke told rugby365 that he has “eight world class CVs” on his desk – including from New Zealand, Australia and England.
And Jake White’s winning Ways company may also continue their association with the union.
However, Reyneke has refused to confirm or deny any of the names speculated about.
If Muir accepts the offer to coach the Lions, he will be in the same boat as Bok forwards coach Gary Gold – who assists the Stormers in the Super 14.
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