O'Connor committed to Tigers
Leicester head coach not joining the Force
Last Updated: May 30, 2012 8:04am
Matt O'Connor: Will not be joining the Western Force
Leicester have dismissed reports linking head coach Matt O'Connor to the vacant position at the Western Force.
The Perth-based franchise are currently looking for a new coach after sacking Richard Graham in April following his announcement he would be joining the Reds for the 2013 Super Rugby season.
However the Tigers insist the O'Connor, who has previously worked with the Brumbies and Australia A, is going nowhere - and is instead looking at extending his stay at Welford Road beyond the end of his current deal next year.
"Matt has not applied for the job and he has no intention of taking it," said director of rugby Richard Cockerill told Leicester Mercury
"In fact, I have already started discussing the possibility of him extending his contract and staying here for longer."