Warren Gatland could be in line for a shock return to international rugby, Mail Online said.
The 58-year-old, who coached three consecutive Lions tours between 2013 and 2021, could add the United States to his long resume, which includes Ireland, Wasps, Connacht and the most famous Wales.
Gatland is reportedly at the forefront of this work with “persistent rumors” that strongly link him to the replacement of incumbent Gary Gold in 2023.
The Eagles, who were also associated with the transfer of current English boss Eddie Jones, will be determined to host the men’s parade in 2031.
He will need all his experience to succeed in this new role, due to even more limited resources than he has been in charge of Wales for so many years.
Warren Gatland was also associated with the takeover of England after the Rugby World Cup in 2023, before RFU Chief Bill Sweeney insisted that the next head coach be an Englishman.
DID YOU KNOW? In 2012, Warren Gatland appeared as himself in an episode of the British television comedy drama Stella.
Warren Gatland: Dream Lions XV from his three tours as a boss
Historic XV from British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland from the players he coached on his three tours.
Sen Warren Gatlanda Lions XV:
15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales): The extreme defender deservedly won the title of player of the series in 2013. In 2017, he did not reach exactly the same height.
14. George North (Wales): What a tour in 2013! Sensational individual’s first test attempt, firefighter on Israel Folau in the second while still holding the ball and in the final seal score. He wasn’t that good in New Zealand, but he’s still doing enough to make Gatland’s XV.
11. Anthony Watson (England): The English Winger survived a ruthless attack by Sonny Bill Williams in a second test against the All Blacks in 2017 to ensure a strong offensive run. Fantastic tour for him
13. Jonathan Davies (Wales): He admitted that he felt like Public Enemy No. 1 when he was selected before Brian O’Driscoll as a decision test. But a legitimate choice and an excellent tour summarized by most starts. Four years later, he was the man of the series against the All Blacks.
12. Jamie Roberts (Wales): The best Lions player of the tour in 2009, four years later in Sydney, for the last attempt to provoke wild celebrations in the decision series.