The ARU are expected to appoint Michael Cheika as the Wallabies’ new head coach.
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The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is expected to announce Michael Cheika as the new Wallabies head coach this afternoon.
According to the ABC, Cheika has been in negotiations with the ARU over the past two days following the resignation of Ewen McKenzie.
Part of the negotiations are believed to be over whether he can stay on as Waratahs coach during the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Waratahs chief executive Jason Allen says he believes Cheika could coach the Wallabies and remain in charge of the Waratahs in 2015.
The ARU are eager to appoint a new coach ahead of the team’s departure for its European tour on Friday afternoon.
Cheika led the Waratahs to its 2014 Super Rugby triumph, its first in the professional era.