Ex-Wasps boss Dai Young is hoping to eventually get back in the game having had his spirits rejuvenated in recent weeks away from the sport. The Welshman spent nine years as director of rugby at the Gallagher Premiership club before a poor run of results over the winter ended his long stint in charge.
Now, after some time away in Wales visiting his parents and seeing his sons Lewis and Owain play grassroots rugby in the Welsh Premiership, he has revealed he will look at opportunities about getting back into coaching whenever rugby resumes following its current coronavirus-enforced break.
“I’m getting back in the gym, getting myself fitter and losing a bit of weight. Spending a bit of time on me,” he said in an interview with the Coventry Telegraph. “The director of rugby job is an all-consuming job, you can forget to look after yourself. I want to rest up as well and take a break from it and recharge my batteries.
“Although it’s only been three weeks, it has been completely different. I’m enjoying the break and not being involved in rugby on a day-to-day basis, how long that will last, who knows? The next six weeks, I will sit down and think about what I want moving forward.
“In the last two seasons as director of rugby I have not done as much coaching as I would normally do, I haven’t enjoyed that, I don’t think that’s the best use of my time and experience. The obvious way forward would be a director of rugby role, having spent 16 years as director of rugby at both Cardiff and Wasps.
“The last two years at Wasps I didn’t have a direct hands-on coaching responsibility but an overseeing role. I’d much rather be a director of rugby, head coach. Spending more hands-on coaching time on the pitch. I’m not averse to just being a coach as well. I have got no egotistical thing about wanting to be in charge. I see my next job as being really important, I want to make sure it’s something I enjoy.”
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