Clermont coach linked with Fiji job - report

Clermont coach linked with Fiji job - report

Clermont could be in the market for a new head coach by the end of the season according to a report in Midi Olympique.

Franck Azéma has been on Clermont's payroll as a coach since 2010 having moved over to lead the backs following coaching spells at Céret sportif and Perpignan after his playing career.

In 2014, Azéma took over as head coach of the side and helped the side to the TOP 14 Final last season as well as a Challenge Cup title.

However, Azéma has been linked with the Fiji head coach role taking over from John McKee. As it stands, McKee is still the head coach of Fiji and simply answered 'Why should I step down?", when asked if he would continue as Fiji's head coach after the World Cup.

Pressure has however mounted over McKee's role with the side with the Fiji Sun suggesting the likes of Tabai Matson, Robbie Deans, Frans Ludeke, Dave Rennie and Colin Cooper as potential replacements.

Although, Azéma is under contract until 2023 with Clermont, Midi Olympique state that the club is willing to listen to offers from the Fijian Rugby Union.

Fiji suffered a shock defeat to Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup after going down in a spirited effort against Australia, beat Georgia before losing to Wales in their final game.

The Pacific Islanders face the Barbarians this weekend.

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