Leinster's Leo Cullen remains confident that the Irish province have it in them to retain the services of former England head coach, Stuart Lancaster.
Since his arrival at Leinster in 2016, Lancaster has left a hugely impressive mark on his new charges; resurrecting what had looked to be a damaging hit to his reputation after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Speaking ahead of Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Bath this weekend, Leo Cullen described what was currently a very happy relationship between both Lancaster and his current employers.
"He's telling me he's very happy at the moment, anyway," Cullen revealed.
"That's all we can work on at the moment.
"Stuart has had a huge impact on us as group and we're all very happy at the moment the way the dynamic is working."
With rumours circling that the English Rugby Union are considering Lancaster as a possible successor to Eddie Jones, his loss to Irish rugby could come painfully soon after Joe Schmidt decided to end his tenure as Ireland's head coach.
However, for the time being, Leo Cullen remains "hopeful" that Stuart Lancaster will remain with Leinster beyond the current season.