Simon Zebo may be tempted to France by a former Munster coach 4 years ago

Simon Zebo may be tempted to France by a former Munster coach

If Simon Zebo is thinking of a move to France then he certainly has plenty of people to mull it over with.

He could ring up Paul O'Connell who's made the switch to Toulon, or he could give Johnny Sexton a buzz to find out what life at Racing Metro is like.

The Munster winger is the latest high-profile Irish player to be linked with a move to France, and it seems that a former coach of the Corkman could be a key player in any move to the Top 14.

Midi Olympique are reporting this afternoon that Simon Mannix, who's a coach at French side Pau, are hoping to open talks with the Munster man over a possible move away from Ireland.

The French club are going through a very rough patch at the moment, and are third from bottom in the Top 14, but they already do have a strong Irish contingent, with James Coughlan their most high profile former IRFU contracted player on the books.

The report states that Mannix has met with Zebo recently, and that the French club are hoping to tempt the Irish international with a major  money move if he agrees to leave Anthony Foley's side.