Kirwan in hunt for Munster job

John Kirwan last night joined the race to succeed Tony McGahan at Munster.

McGahan is to leave the Reds at the end of the campaign to take up a new post as Australia’s defence coach, with home-grownAnthony Foley favourite to take over

But former Italy and Japan boss Kirwan, a World Cup winner as a player with the All Blacks in 1987, last night admitted his interest.

“Every job that comes up I get associated with, but I’m not working at the moment and I’m looking for a team that’s keen on winning a lot of stuff. I know Munster are doing that,” Kirwan said on The Last Word on Today FM.

“I’m sure if they rang me I’d certainly talk to them — I don’t know if the phone is gonna ring though.”

Earlier this month, Kirwan also threw his hat into the ring for theupcoming vacancy in the coach’s chair at Ulster: “If Ulster are keen on winning the Heineken Cup or Pro12 League, I’d be keen to get involved.”

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