Munster have confirmed what pretty much everyone already knew. Anthony Foley will replace Rob Penney and be the province's head coach from next season.
The former Munster player will begin he new role on July 1st. He has signed a 2-year contract.
Speaking about his appointment, Foley said:
I am very happy to be selected as the next Munster Rugby Head Coach. It is a huge honour and privilege for me.
I am very fortunate to have played and achieved success with this club, my home club, at the top level and now I look forward to leading the next generation of Munster players to future success in the red jersey.
But before that we have a job to do this season and I will continue to play my part, working closely with Rob [Penney], Simon [Mannix] and Ian [Costello], as we push for titles.
Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald added:
Anthony was the stand-out candidate to succeed Rob Penney at the end of the season and I believe he will do an excellent job in leading this squad forward. His experience and knowledge is of huge benefit to this young Munster side and I'm sure it will be an easy transition for both the players and backroom team to carry on the positive progress already made.