London - Wales coach Warren Gatland insists there is
"nothing concrete" lined up for his next coaching role after he
leaves his current post.
Gatland said last week that he has had informal
conversations about coaching the British and Irish Lions for a third time when
they head to South Africa in 2021.
But while the New Zealander isn't short of offers, he
maintains his future is still to be resolved.
"I have had a couple of discussions with some people at
the moment, yeah," Gatland said on Monday.
"But there is definitely nothing concrete. Maybe at the
end of the World Cup I will be unemployed.
"I was looking to take a few months off and then start
looking in the middle of 2020, potentially do some Super Rugby in New Zealand
if there was an opportunity.
"But I am also aware that there are not a lot of jobs
in New Zealand. That might not be an option.
"So whether it is back in club rugby in the
Premiership, or France or Japan, or something like that."
Gatland is about to embark on his final Six Nations campaign
as Wales boss, which will be followed by a World Cup swansong in Japan later
Wales have won three Six Nations titles, including two Grand
Slams, during a 12-year reign under Gatland that also saw them reach the 2011
World Cup semi-finals.
Gatland's coaching CV includes masterminding the Lions' 2013
Test series victory over Australia, plus a drawn series with the world champion
All Blacks two years ago.
He says making Wales a tough nut to crack against even the
world's best is one of his finest achievements.
"I take a lot of pride in the fact we go out there and
it doesn't matter who we play, they know they are in for one hell of a tough
game," Gatland added.
"I've watched and been to a number of games at the old
Millennium Stadium and seen the All Blacks put out a second-string team against
Wales. There is no way they would do that now.
"Success for me is not always about winning, it's about
"If you look at Premiership football and a team like
Bournemouth, they've been successful because they are over-achieving in terms
of what people expect."