I really want to stay – Murphy

Date published: January 28 2015

Leicester backs coach Geordan Murphy has played down fears he could be heading elsewhere, saying his contract talks with the Tigers are ongoing.

Recent reports linked the former full-back with a move to Wasps, but Murphy insists he and the Welford Road club are “on the path” to sorting his future.

“Like anything, it is always flattering to be linked with other clubs but I am in the process of sorting out a contract with Leicester,” he told the Leicester Mercury.

“I want to stay and I think Leicester want me to stay. We have not signed anything yet but we are on the path to sorting it out.

“This is the only club I have known and I would like to stay here for as long as I can. I feel very passionate about the place and the players.

“I know that this is professional sport and I won’t be able to stay forever. At some stage, I will have to move on, but I love it here and I really want to stay.”

Leicester have already confirmed that former centre Aaron Mauger would be taking on the head coach role at the club next season, a move that Murphy is pleased about.

“I have spoken to Aaron quite a bit and he is keen for me to continue doing the job I have been doing this season,” the Irishman continued.

“He will bring a wealth of experience from Canterbury, which is one of the best club teams in the world, and he has been there coaching for the last four or five years.

“He has some good ideas and I am excited about learning from a guy like him.”