Richard Cockrill leaves Edinburgh head coach to “see other opportunities” Rugby Union News

Richard Cockrill left Edinburgh after four seasons in charge; the former English prostitute left with mutual consent, “seeking other opportunities”; Edinburgh ranked second to last in PRO14’s B area last season

Last update: 19/07/21 11:42am

Richard Cokerrill leaves Edinburgh

Richard Cokerrill left Edinburgh with mutual consent to “see other opportunities.”

Kokrill joined Edinburgh in 2017 and led the club to the PRO14 playoffs for the first time in his first season of coaching.

Edinburgh also reached the PRO14 semi-finals last year, where they encountered Lost to Ulster in the last minute.

However, they worked hard to regain this state in the recent campaign, losing 10 of their 15 games, ranking second to last in Zone B.

Kokrill previously coached the Leicester Tigers and briefly served in Toulon

Kokrill previously coached the Leicester Tigers and briefly served in Toulon

Kokrill said: “After having a constructive dialogue with (Scotland Rugby’s performance director) Jim Mulinder and (Scotland Rugby’s CEO) Mark Dodson after the season, we Agree that we will reach an agreement, and if both parties agree, I will leave the club. Other opportunities.

“I want to thank everyone on the Edinburgh Rugby team for their hard work. This has been a worthy four seasons for the club.

“I also want to thank all the supporters for everything they have done for me and the team. You are awesome.

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“I wish the staff and players all the best in the future, and look forward to watching your game at your new stadium.”

Assistant coach Calum MacRae and head of fitness and fitness Nick Lumley will lead the club’s pre-season preparations until the appointment of a new head coach.

Edinburgh Managing Director Douglas Struth said: “I want to thank Richard for all his hard work and commitment to the club during his time with the Edinburgh rugby team.

“We wish him all the best in the next challenge.”

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