Warren Gatland will likely lead the Lions for a third time when they tour South Africa in 2021.
The Sunday Telegraph reports today that the 55-year-old is the number one candidate for the job and that negotiations between the parties are likely to begin in the coming days.
Gatland has previously coached the Lions for the victorious tour of Australian in 2013 and the series draw with New Zealand in 2017. He was also involved when Ian McGeechan coached in Lions to a 2-1 defeat against South Africa in 2009.
Gatland is set to step down as Wales head coach following this year's World Cup. Fellow New Zealander Wayne Pivac will be his successor.
It is also said that should Gatland accept the position, it would not rule him out of becoming the successor to Eddie Jones as England head coach.
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