So, the word from the land of the long white cloud is that Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper will be in his last season with the team in 2010. This means that the Hurricanes will be looking for a new coach for the 2011 season.
You’re probably wondering why all of this matters to Sharks fans, and rightly so. The current Sharks coach John Plumtree was previously coach of the Wellington Lions and he apparently has designs on the Hurricanes coaching job, with only Colin Cooper keeping him out of that position.
All of that, added to the fact that Plum seems to be under pressure at the Sharks, with talk of him being forced to resign if the Sharks don’t at least reach the semis of the 2010 Super 14.
So, the stepping down of Colin Cooper at the Hurricanes may mean coaching changes at the Sharks as well, which may not be a bad thing. The best case scenario in my mind is to promote Sean Everitt, a very promising coach in the Sharks setup to head coach for the 2010 Currie Cup in order to gain experience and build towards him being the head coach in the 2011 Super 15.
I must add that, apart from Cooper’s standing down, this is all speculation at this stage.Tweet