Ireland picks Kiwi Schmidt as new coach
Map michael kors sales associate salary : Ireland The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) says it has appointed New Zealand's Joe Schmidt to the job of Ireland hea michael kors sales associate salary d coach as replacement for the sacked Declan Kidney.
Schmidt will leave his role as Leinster head coach to succeed Kidney, who was dismissed earlier this month after Ireland finished fifth in the Six Natio michael kors sales associate salary ns tou michael kors sales associate salary rnament.
The IRFU, which announced the appointment on its website, selected Schmidt, a two-time European Cup-winning coach, ahead of Les Kiss and Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie, who were also candidates.
Schmidt is thought to have been offered a three-year contract that runs until 2016 and includes the 2015 World Cup hosted by England.
Last year he signed a new deal at Leinster until 2014 but the IRFU decided he was the right man to revitalise Irish rugby.
Kiss, Ireland's attack coach under Kidney, will lead the forthcoming tour to the United States and Canada, so the November internati michael kors sales associate salary onals against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand will be Schmidt's first matches in charge.
Schmidt guided Leinster to the 2 michael kors sales associate salary 011 and 2012 European Cups after coming to the club from michael kors sales associate salary French side Clermont where, as assistant to Vern Cotter, he helped win their first ever French title in 2010.
This season he has kept Leinster on target for a Celtic League and European Challenge Cup double.