Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is set to take over as Montpellier’s director of rugby. Cheika’s tempestuous five years in the Australian role have allegedly been ended with the Wallabies’ disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit in Japan last weekend.
According to report, Montpellier have had talks with Cheika’s management about replacing Kiwi Vern Cotter when his contract will end in June next year. And it seems that Cheika’s return to France would be a natural fit for him as he has Lebanese heritage.
Cheika used to play in France during his 20s, had coached Paris powerhouse Stade Francais between 2010-2012, and is allegedly married to a French woman and has four children.