Former France scrum half Fabien Galthie will replace Jacques Brunel as the country’s head mentor after the current year’s Rugby World Cup, French Rugby Federation chief Bernard Laporte has told.
Galthie played multiple times for France, captaining the side to a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2002 and at the 2003 World Cup.
He took over as Stade Francais mentor in 2004, managing them to Heineken Cup and Top 14 finals, and has since trained Montpellier and Toulon.
“I’ve named Fabien Galthie as mentor,” Laporte revealed to French paper Berry Republicain.
Brunel’s agreement terminates toward the apocalypse Cup and novice clubs had casted a ballot against acquiring an outside mentor in a submission started by Laporte not long ago.
His record with the national group has been inconsistent, including three overwhelming thrashings to New Zealand in France’s visit there the previous summer and a baffling home misfortune to Fiji in the 2018 November international series.
In two Six Nations battles Brunel has seen his side beat England and Scotland yet show profound irregularity to twice complete in fourth spot.
The Rugby World Cup starts on Sept. 20 in Japan and France start their battle multi day later against Argentina in Pool C. They additionally face England, USA and Tonga in the group stage.