Gatland to leave Wales job – report

Date published: December 18 2016

Warren Gatland is expected to leave his position as Wales head coach after next year's British and Irish Lions tour, according to a report.

The 53-year-old Kiwi, who has been in charge of Wales since 2007, is currently preparing for a mouth-watering Lions trip to New Zealand.

But according to the Daily Mail he is likely to be in the country on a longer-term basis after the tour as he cuts short his Wales tenure.

Gatland, currently on a sabbatical from Wales, signed an extension in 2013 that tied him in for another six years and the 2019 World Cup.

His son Bryn plays for North Harbour while his wife continues to live in New Zealand, as she has done during his coaching role with Wales.

The Mail believes that current Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young, is a possible replacement for Gatland should he indeed leave his post.