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Munster's South African coach on English club's radar

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Munster coach Johann van Graan.
Munster coach Johann van Graan.
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Munster's South African coach Johann van Graan has been linked with a move to English club Bath.

According to the Irish Independent, Van Graan has attracted interest from Bath who have suffered nine straight defeats to start their English Premiership campaign.

With the club bottom of the Premiership standings, they are reportedly looking to replace director of rugby Stuart Hooper.

Van Graan was the Springboks' assistant coach from 2012 to 2017, before heading to Ireland where he replaced Rassie Erasmus at Munster.

The 41-year-old's Munster contract ends at the conclusion of the current season and it is believed that talks regarding a two-year contract extension until 2024 have stalled.

Van Graan and his assistants Stephen Larkham, Graham Rowntree and JP Ferreira were all believed to be close to extending their deals until 2024, but matters have since changed.

Larkham has already announced that he'll move back to Australia to coach the Brumbies.

Munster are sixth on the 16-team United Rugby Championship table, with four wins from five games.

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