Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has thrown a spanner in the works for the appointment of Steve Hansen's successor.
The former All Black flanker has admitted he could leave New Zealand to coach in France, should the opportunity present itself.
At the age of 44, Robertson has an incredible coaching CV having risen through the ranks with the likes of Canterbury and New Zealand's Baby Blacks under-20s side winning titles with both sides before taking over as the head coach of New Zealand's most successful Super Rugby side, the Crusaders.
He was instant success winning back to back titles in his first season in charge and is eyeing a third this year.
Naturally, Robertson's success at domestic level has seen his name thrown into the mix for the soon-to-be-vacant All Blacks job, contending with the likes of Steve Hansen's assistant coach Ian Foster.
Speaking to Newshub, though, Robertson has come out saying that he could also look to head offshore after his tenure with the Crusaders.
"I've got some stuff I want to finish off with the Crusaders first, but I would also love to coach overseas, to go to another environment, and test yourself and your philosophy - that would be a really great challenge," Robertson says.
"To coach in France is a dream of mine. I played there for a reason - so I could learn the language and learn the culture and the way they do things."