Can Warren Gatland lead Wales back to greatness?

Warren Gatland looks set to take over the reins as Wales’ head coach after Gareth Jenkins was sacked after his dreadful tenure.

The former London Wasps and Ireland coach has been in Cardiff to discuss terms, and will be tasked with dragging Wales upwards from tenth in the IRB world rankings.

Gatland has a good rugby CV, but is he the right man for the job?  He appears to be second choice after Robbie Deans who ruled himself out last week, and he may come under pressure from his family who persuaded him to return to New Zealand in 2005.

What are your thoughts?  Can Wales be a force again?  Will they challenge for the Six Nations title, rather than the wooden spoon?

One thought on “Can Warren Gatland lead Wales back to greatness?

  1. The problem for Wales is that they’re looking to bag the best coach they can, in the middle of a global coaching merry-go-round.

    Gatland seems very enthusiastic but I still reckon that his first option would be to find something nearer to home, and with his family situation he’d probably just be happy with a cameo role in the new All Blacks set-up, but by waiting to see what happens there, he could miss out on the Wales job.

    If he does get it, I think he’s definitely got the ability to transform their current form. They’re a much better bunch of individuals than their results suggest, but the basics just aren’t there. I reckon Gatland could get them playing much better rugby, pretty quickly just by getting them organised and doing the basics better.

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