Jenkins sparks Welsh revolution
30 Mar 2006
Llanelli Scarlets coach Gareth Jenkins has expressed interest in the Wales coaching job, but only if certain administrators are sent packing.
With caretaker coach Scott Johnson having joined the Wallaby coaching team, Jenkins is the early favourite to take over the Dragons’ job.
However, Jenkins has said he would not be interested in working under WRU chief executive Steve Lewis and chairperson David Pickering, but the union’s 245 member clubs plan to call an extraordinary general meeting in the wake of events surrounding Mike Ruddock’s shock exit, which could threaten both Lewis and Pickering.
“I would love to do the job and would relish the challenge. Maybe some of the personnel at the WRU are not going to be there forever,” Jenkins told local media. “I have been absolutely clear from the outset. I have aspirations to coach Wales, I would love to do the job and would relish the challenge.
“But I still have concerns, and they would have to be dealt with before I make a commitment, but maybe there are things happening that would change my mind.”
Wales embark on a two-Test tour of Argentina in June, by which time the WRU would hope to have appointed their new coach.