Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has signed a two-year contract extension which is able to see him stay in cost till a minimum of August 2025.
Ireland at the moment are rated the primary workforce on the earth after their historic 2-1 sequence win over New Zealand.
The squad received the Triple Crown within the 2022 Six Nations Championship.
“Andy is one of the finest coaches in the world, he has brought our game to new heights,” mentioned IRFU Chief Executive Kevin Potts.
Farrell’s contract was scheduled to terminate on the finish of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and he was understood to be “regarded very highly” by the Rugby Football Union as they made plans to determine Eddie Jones’ successor as England boss.
The eight-times-capped England worldwide joined the Irish teaching arrange in 2016 as assistant coach after which succeeded Joe Schmidt as head coach after the 2019 World Cup.
“I am delighted to confirm that Andy Farrell has accepted a two-year contract extension as the head coach of our men’s international team which will keep him at the helm of that team until at least August 2025, and there is an option to extend the contract further, based on a number of mutually agreed performance markers,” mentioned Potts in an announcement launched by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).
“Andy has the team playing a brand of rugby that excites, entertains and engages people, while, critically, producing winning results.
“I thank Andy for the distinctive influence he has had on Ireland’s performances thus far, as we stay up for the 12 months forward, which is able to in fact embody the Rugby World Cup in France.”
Commenting on the brand new deal, Farrell mentioned: “I’m glad to increase my contract with Irish Rugby for an additional two years. As a gaggle we’ve made it clear that we’re constructing in direction of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and we’ve taken some respectable strides in that regard in latest months.
“Ahead of the tour to New Zealand myself and David [Nucifora] looked at the opportunities and challenges facing the national squad after the tournament in France. I am excited about continuing to work with the group and with the next generation of Irish international players.”