Warren Gatland announced that he will be stepping down as Wales’ head coach after the 2019 World Cup and Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac is being strongly tipped to be his successor, according to a report on BBC Sport.

Gatland has worked wonders with the Wales squad during his time as the head coach and he will be hoping to bow out as a world champion next year.

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Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has scheduled a press conference at a later time to give more information about who could be the next head coach, with Glasgow’s Dave Rennie and Crusaders’ Scott Robinson also linked to the role.

Pivac does have international coaching experience as he was the Fiji boss from 2004 until 2007.

Pivac has had a successful spell with the Scarlets, leading them to the Pro12 title in 2017 and Pro14 runners up last year.

Wales will be looking for someone who can bring stability to the side as well as getting the best out of the young players to give them a platform to challenge for major international tournaments in the near future.