Eire skipper Johnny Sexton hung up his boots after his aspect have been dumped out of the Rugby World Cup by New Zealand in a crushing 28-24 quarter-final defeat earlier this month. Nevertheless, the 38-year-old has already landed a job exterior of rugby regardless of solely retiring from the game just a few days in the past.
In reality, he has truly held a job with the identical firm for the final two years already. Since April 2021, Sexton has been working as a industrial supervisor for Ardagh Group, a provider of glass and steel packaging primarily based in Luxembourg.
Previous to the World Cup, Sexton had been working at some point every week for the group however is now anticipated to tackle a extra concerned position. He additionally owns his personal administration firm, JAS Administration and Promotions Ltd, which collected earnings of £2.431m in 2022 – a rise of practically £305,000 on the earlier yr’s earnings.
Sexton has additionally been tipped to make a transfer into Eire’s teaching set-up after a stellar 14-year run enjoying for his nation. In line with the Irish Mirror, Eire assistant coach Mike Catt is about to depart his publish after subsequent yr’s Six Nations, leaving the door open for Sexton to doubtlessly take over.
Eire head coach Andy Farrell has all the time spoken passionately about Sexton’s optimistic impression on the remainder of the squad and would absolutely wish to maintain him round in some capability post-retirement.
“I feel quite a lot of our group are nonetheless studying and I stated to the group within the altering room the rationale they’re going to maintain on studying is due to this man (Sexton) sat beside me right here,” stated Farrell after Eire’s defeat to New Zealand.
“The impression that he’s had on the remainder of the group during the last 4 years has been superb.
“And the best way that he’s carried out himself as a frontrunner and as a participant and the best way that he’s proven the love of enjoying for Eire shall be remembered and related to this group for a few years to come back. By his instance, the youthful guys will carry on getting higher and striving to be higher, there’s little doubt about that.”
Sexton represented Eire 119 occasions as a world, making him his nation’s fifth-most-capped participant of all time. Throughout a glistening profession, the legendary fly-half gained 4 Six Nations Championships together with two Grand Slams and was named the World Rugby Participant of the 12 months in 2018.