Michael Cheika linked with Premiership club - Report

Michael Cheika coached Australia between 2014 and 2019
Michael Cheika coached Australia between 2014 and 2019
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Former Australia coach Michael Cheika has been linked with Premiership club Gloucester Rugby according to reports.

Cheika had been in charge of the Wallabies between 2014 and 2019 and even guided them to a World Cup final in 2015 where they lost to eventual champions New Zealand and was even named the World Rugby Coach of the Year (2015) for his success with the team.

However, he made an exit from the role following a tough 2019 which ended with a quarter-final defeat to England in the World Cup in Japan.

According to reports in British Media, the 53-year-old has been considered for the head coach role after Johann Ackermann and Director of Rugby David Humphreys left the club last month.

Former Wales coach Rob Howley along with Dai Young, Richard Cockerill and Stuart Lancaster are also linked with the role with the Cherry and Whites.

Following his exit from the Wallabies, Cheika had been working with Australia's Rugby League side Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach.

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