Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will step down from his job as Stade Francais forwards trainer at the end of this season.

The ex-Munster lock combined the backroom team of Stade head coach Heyneke Meyer on a one-piece bargain last August.

O’Connell, 39, has been related to a coaching role at Toulon but said on Tuesday that he did”not envisage joining another club next season”.

“I have experienced a excellent adventure at the Stade Français,” added O’Connell.

“I am thankful to the club for the opportunity they gave me live and work in Paris. I was delighted to have the ability to work along with Heyneke Meyer, the team and the club players”

Stade Francais’ announcement said the former British and Irish Lions captain could”always be considered an associate of their Stade Francais Paris family”.

The Parisian outfit are eighth in the Top 14 dining table – a point off the playoff places.

The Munster amazing won Ireland 108 caps but retired from February 20-16 due to a severe hamstring injury.

O’Connell’s final game was Ireland’s World Cup success over France in October 2015, when he lasted what proved to be the career-ending accident.

After that, O’Connell functioned in a advisory position for Munster’s academy, in addition to a assistant trainer’s character using all the Ireland Under-20 team, before taking the Stade Francais post.

O’Connell’s seven appearances for the Id comprised captaining the side in the Test series defeat by South Africa in 2009.


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