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Murphy Eyeing ‘Dream Job’

Leicester Tigers interim head coach Geordan Murphy has revealed a desire to take over on a permanent basis. The Gallagher Premiership side called on Murphy to step up following the sacking of Matt O’Connor last week.

O’Connor was given the boot just 48 hours after they were beaten 40-6 by Exeter in their opening game of the 2018-19 campaign.

Murphy admitted that O’Connor’s exit came as a “shock” but insists he would be foolish to turn down the job if an offer comes his way.

“I would be crazy to say no, it’s obviously a dream; but it’s very early days,” Murphy told BBC 5 live.

“It was a bit of a shock but I didn’t have too much time to dwell on it. The board asked me to do the role for the next few weeks and I have taken it.”

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