28 Nov 2017

Wales have former Chiefs coach on wish list

8:42 am on 28 November 2017

The former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has admitted he is keen to coach at international level after being touted as a possible successor to Warren Gatland with Wales.

The Times recently reported that Rennie is one of three New Zealanders along with Wayne Pivac and Chris Boyd the Welsh Rugby Union is interested in as candidates to take over the from Warren Gatland after the 2019 world cup.

Rennie guided the Chiefs to two Super rugby titles.

Glasgow Warriors' coach Dave Rennie poses for a picture with fans.

Glasgow Warriors' coach Dave Rennie poses for a picture with fans. Photo: Photosport

Rennie is said to be the front-runner for the role but only assumed command at Glasgow Warriors a few months ago and has told Wales Online he hasn't had talks with the Welsh union.

However he is keen to coach at test level.

"Absolutely. When I came over here I was pretty keen to be involved in the week-to-week stuff, because you get a chance to work with a lot of players with regards development and so on," he said.

"I keep saying I'm a young coach but I'm not getting any younger.

"I've never been in a hurry, so we'll see what the next couple of years brings."

Asked whether he was flattered to be linked to the Wales job, Rennie said: "I was surprised.

"There will be plenty of guys keen to take over after Gats, so I am sure that will play out over the next year or so."