Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson said he is optimistic on taking up in charge of the All Blacks post the upcoming World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
As Steve Hansen already announced that he will be stepping down from his head coach role of New Zealand following the showpiece event, New Zealand Rugby is searching for probable contenders to replace the 60-year-old.
Robertson is currently enjoying a terrific stint with Crusaders after guiding them to a third consecutive Super Rugby title in the recently concluded 2019 Super Rugby season where they defeated Jaguares in the final.
“I’ve got to prepare as best I can to put myself forward,” he told TVNZ.
“I’ve done what I can do so then hopefully I’ll have a great interview and if they want someone, they know who they’re getting with me.
“We’ll wait for December.”
“I’m a pretty optimistic person – if you have a crack I’d like to think you have a chance.”
Robertson also has worked with Canterbury and New Zealand Under 20 sides before joining Crusaders as head coach.
New Zealand will begin their Rugby Championship campaign with a clash against Argentina on 21st July while they will face Springboks in the Rugby World Cup opener on 21st September in Yokohama.