Report: Michael Cheika set to remain Los Pumas coach until 2027
Under Cheika’s watch Argentina qualified for the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after beating Wales at the quarter-final stage, although they narrowly missed out on bronze after losing to England in the third place playoff.
The 56-year-old has notified the UAR of his desire to coach through the next World Cup cycle according to Sergio Stuart of Ole Rugby and the UAR have signalled that they want to keep him.
According to Stuart, it is “just a matter of numbers” as they work on a new contract.
Gabriel Travaglini, president of the Argentine Union, told Ole: “We proposed to Cheika that he train until the end of the World Cup and organize the staff.
“He complied with that and intends to stay, so now we are analyzing it. We are making the best effort to have the best structure to face the next World Cup.”
Former Argentina international Felipe Contepomi, who is an assistant under Cheika, was originally earmarked to succeed the Australian.
Contepomi, is believed to happy with his role and would stay on under Cheika, along with the rest of his coaching staff.
Argentina has a strong schedule in 2024 opening with two Tests at home against France in the July window.
In the November window they are scheduled to play Italy, Ireland, and France.