Canterbury’s Air NZ Cup-winning rugby coach Rob Penney has been asked to remain at the helm for another two years.

Although Penney has yet to sign on, he indicated he was keen to remain in charge.

Following a review process, the Canterbury Rugby Football Union board on Tuesday night decided to ask Penney to stay in charge.

“I’m honoured to be considered for the position once again and I’m excited about continuing in the role given the positive outcome of discussions with the board,” Penney said.

“I’m already looking forward to the next Air NZ Cup competition and hope to build on Canterbury’s success this season.”

Canterbury are be looking to replace John Haggart, who decided not to reapply for the assistant coach’s position.

He intends to pursue other job opportunities.

Penney and Haggart steered Canterbury to their first Air NZ Cup triumph, putting together a 12-match winning streak which culminated in victory over Wellington in a thrilling final.