Warren Gatland to be unveiled as new Chiefs boss

Warren Gatland is set to be unveiled as the new head coach of Super rugby side; Chiefs, replacing Colin Cooper who has been at the helm for two years. 

Despite making it to the early stages of the knockouts, The Chiefs organisation in conjunction with Colin have decided to part ways with the latter making way for  Warren Gatland. 

Warren Gatland led Wales to the 2019 six nations and has been at the helm of the British and Irish Lions since 2013 – he will have the task of leading Wales to the 2019 Rugby World cup before he turns his attention to the Chiefs.

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According to NZME, Gatland will put pen to paper on an offer that will see him take control of coaching the Chiefs for the 2020, 2022 and 2023 seasons. 

He will also take a year out to coach the British and Irish Lions during their 2021 tour to South Africa.

Cooper stood down as Chiefs’ coach with a year left on his contract having led them to the quarterfinals of Super Rugby twice in his two year stint at the franchise.

“Developing young players and coaches for the future of New Zealand rugby is something I’m very passionate about,” said Cooper. “I’m proud and grateful to have been a part of that with the Chiefs.

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