Live

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-09:00 PM

LIVE: Off The Ball
Advertisement
Videos

Can Paul O'Connell and Mike Prendergast succeed at Stade Francais?

Alan Quinlan thinks Paul O'Connell will settle quicker in Paris with Mike Prendergast as part of ...

Off The Ball
Off The Ball

14:57 27 Aug 2018



Can Paul O'Connell and Mik...
Videos

Can Paul O'Connell and Mike Prendergast succeed at Stade Francais?

Off The Ball
Off The Ball

14:57 27 Aug 2018

Alan Quinlan thinks Paul O'Connell will settle quicker in Paris with Mike Prendergast as part of the coaching set-up at Stade Francais.

He joined Monday's OTBAM after they beat Perpignan 45-16 at the weekend and speaking to Ger about the former Ireland captain, he said: "I think it's great to see it...I think he'd regret it if he didn't give it a crack and this opportunity presented itself.

"Mike Prendergast is there, who has done remarkably well in France in the last number of years with clubs who have struggled with budgets and stuff like that. 

"Mike Prendergast was in Grenoble for a couple of years with Bernard Jackman who gave him the opportunity there and they work great together - had a fair bit of success in keeping Grenoble up because you have to realise that budgets there are massive and when you don't have a big budget, it's kind of like the Premiership where you have the top four or five or six and then everyone else is scrambling. 

"They got relegated two years ago and he went to Onnayax - he stayed with them for a season and he got this opportunity. They got relegated last year, I know it sounds bad but again it's a budgets issue.

"They got promoted the year before and I think Onnayax in their matches last year - they kind of captured the imagination if people watching last year. They would be scoring 25, 30, 35 points and getting beaten by a score or two and he was the attack coach with Onnayax. 

"So, their attack was getting loads of complements and he got an opportunity to go to Stade with Heyneke Meyer and I think it was a great chance for him and it happened towards the end of last season and Paul wasn't in the equation at this stage so I think it was a brilliant opportunity for Mike to go to Paris and actually when you're scrambling with a team and when you're working with no budget - now there's a bit more pressure on him and he's got a budget and he's got star players. 

"So it'll be great to see how he goes now. I think he's a brilliant coach."

Listen back to Monday's OTBAM Podcast here:

Can Paul O'Connell and Mike Prendergast succeed at Stade Francais?

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to OTB Sports's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Up next

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Wednesday Night Rugby

LIVE: Wednesday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Wednesday Night Rugby

LIVE: Wednesday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on