Sale Sharks appoint Bryan Redpath as new head coach

Sale Sharks appoint Bryan Redpath as their new head coach after the 41-year-old was relieved of his director of rugby role

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Bryan Redpath has been confirmed as Sale Sharks’ new head coach after the club relieved of his director of rugby role on Tuesday.

The Sharks are currently languishing at the bottom of the Aviva Premiership and are without a victory in seven attempts following their 23-16 loss to Gloucester on Friday.

The 41-year-old’s four-year contract remains in place as he forms part of a ‘Rugby Strategy Management Board’, with Steve Diamond filling Redpahth’s former role.

“We are delighted to announce that Bryan Redpath will be taking on the role of head coach at Sale Sharks, as from today. His four-year contract that commenced this year will stay in force,” said Sale owner Brian Kennedy.

“Sale Sharks have formed a rugby strategy management board, which will meet regularly to devise and review the long term rugby strategy. This board will be chaired by Brian Kennedy and consist of the following members: Ian Blackhurst, Steve Diamond, John Mitchell and Bryan Redpath.

“The priority of all the management within Sale Sharks is to get back to winning ways and secure our position in the Premiership. We believe we have the playing and coaching talent and structure to achieve this.

“Beyond this we must plan medium and long term, to compete at the top of the game and this will be the remit of the strategy board.”


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