Paul O'Connell to part ways with Stade Francais at end of season

Paul O'Connell joined Stade Francais as forwards coach in 2018
Paul O'Connell joined Stade Francais as forwards coach in 2018
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Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has confirmed that he will exit from the forwards coach role of Stade Francais at the end of the ongoing season.

The 39-year-old, who has racked up 115 Test appearances before announcing retirement with the 2015 World Cup previously worked as an assistant coach of Ireland U20 in 2017 and joined the French club on a one-year deal as forwards coach under Heyneke Meyer.

A statement released by the French club said that the former Munster lock will make an exit from Stade Francais on 'mutual agreement'.

"The Stade Francais Paris and its coach Paul O'Connell have decided by mutual agreement not to renew their collaboration next season.

"Stade Francais Paris and Paul O'Connell are very happy with their time together, and look forward to the challenges they will face until the end of the season.

"Paul O'Connell is, and will always be, considered a member of the Stade Francais Paris family."

Stade Francais are currently positioned eighth in the Top 14 table with 11 wins from 20 games.

 

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