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Gatland commits to Wales

Published 27/06/2010

Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland has vowed to lead Wales at the next World Cup, despite revealing he is considering several offers to leave the post following the tournament.

The New Zealander's contract as head coach expires next year but he is adamant he will still be in charge at the World Cup in 15 months' time.

Gatland said: "The plan at the moment is that I'm with Wales until the end of the World Cup. I do have a few options on the table post-World Cup."

He continued: "It's not something I am concerned or worried about but it is a nice position to be in. I'm sure things will pan out between now and the World Cup."

Gatland, whose players lost 29-10 to New Zealand in Hamilton, has been linked with a coaching role at the Super 14 Chiefs, who play out of the city on the country's North Island.

But Gatland added in The Independent on Sunday: "The Chiefs job is not something I have thought about.

"At the moment my whole focus is on Wales and doing the best we can in 2011. That's the most important thing in my mind.

"I'm not thinking about myself and my future because I'm committed and passionate to doing a really good job for Wales."

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