Foley awaiting news on Munster future

Date published: March 15 2016

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 30:  Munster coach Anthony Foley during the Guinness Pro 12 final match between Munster and Glasgow Warriors at Kingspan Stadium on May 30, 2015 in Belfast, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley is awaiting news on his possible reappointment and expects feedback within a “week or two”.

Foley’s two-year tenure ends in August and Munster have agreed to the option of extending the former back-row’s stay as Munster boss for another season.

“I saw Garrett (Fitzgerald) around there (training), so I’d say a week or two (for an announcement), I’m not sure,” Foley told Limerick Leader. 

“That’s in the hands of others”.

Munster faced Cardiff Blues in their PRO12 meeting at Arms Park last Friday and Foley said that, with seven league games left this season, they will try to come out on top in every game they play.

“It’s like every game we’re going to play from here on in. We’re in cup final mode for a period now and try and win every game we can play and Cardiff is no different,” added Foley.

“Ya know we look at how good they have been at home this season. They were unlucky not to win a few more games and they’ve taken some big sides there so it’s important that we know the challenge that’s there.

The pitch, the atmosphere, it’s an international weekend so there might be a few more going to the game than normal so it’s important we turn up and play to the best of our ability.”

Munster are also looking to appoint a director of rugby in 2017 for the first time in the province’s history.

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