Conor O'Shea has resigned from his role as head coach of the Italian national team, with the country's rugby federation accepting his letter of resignation this afternoon. Conor O'Shea (Irish: Conchúir Ó Sé) (born 21 October 1970) is an Irish rugby union coach and former player. The Irishman has been in charge of the Italian national team since 2016 but failed to win a single Six Nations match whilst in the job. Post-World Cup just feels like the right time for a new voice rather than a three month Six Nations where everyone is just looking at you going “you’re gone”.‘I felt [the Six Nations] would be a waste of so much good work we’ve done, and I know it’s a long journey’, he added.‘Why waste three months? Conor has 7 jobs listed on their profile. 'Italy won nine and lost 31 of 40 tests under O'Shea, losing all of their Six Nations fixtures and failing to get out of their opening-round pool at the recently concluded World Cup.The former Ireland fullback had a wider remit than just running the test side, however, and believes he has made good progress in setting up the structures to allow the Italian game to flourish. He was the head coach of the Italy national team from 2016 to 2019. It would be unfair on a lot of people.‘We scored more tries and more points than any Italian team that has gone to a World Cup, so there’s a good young group.’ The number seven shirt at Manchester United carries a legacy different to any other. Conor O'Shea has resigned six months before his contract was due to expire The Irishman only won nine test matches and did not win a Six Nations match O'Shea … Ireland v Romania, 15/10/99 Rugby World Cup. The news broke after the latest round of tests ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. ''We are saddened by Conor's decision not to complete the journey as contractually intended,' FIR President Alfredo Gavazzi said. By Fintan O'Toole Saturday 16 Nov 2019, 7:51 PM. The Irishman has been in charge of the Italian national team since 2016 but failed to win a single Six Nations match whilst in the job.The former Harlequins boss has been giving his first interviews since leaving Italy and revealed why he left when he did.‘I felt, straight after the World Cup, that it was the right time [to go]’, the former RTE pundit admitted.‘I knew I couldn’t commit to the next four years mentally.
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Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Conor O'Shea. Racing Point's Sergio Perez has become the first driver in Formula 1 to test positive for coronavirus. It is five weeks since GAA pitches opened for training, two weeks...Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Fans will now not be allowed to attend pilot sports events this weekend after UK prime minister Boris Johnson did a U-turn. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. You’re going to have someone that people look at and say “are you invested in this?” I felt it was the right time. Conor O'Shea is now a free man after making his departure from the Italy head coach job following their pool stage exit from the Rugby World Cup. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. And if rumours of recent days are to be believed, the famous shirt could have a new owner.
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