Ronan O’Gara could be a step closer to a return to the French Top 14.
La Rochelle have confirmed the departure of backs coach Xavier Garbajosa.
The former French international will leave the Challenge Cup finalists on July 1.
A three-year contract is reportedly on the table for O’Gara as part of former Ulster boss Jono Gibbes’s coaching set-up.
The former Munster and Ireland fly-half is currently in his second season as an assistant coach to Scott Robertson at Super Rugby champions Crusaders in Christchurch.