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Michael Bradley will not have contract renewed as Edinburgh coach

Updated: Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 13:27 | Comments

Edinburgh reached the Heineken Cup semi-finals last year
Edinburgh reached the Heineken Cup semi-finals last year

Michael Bradley will leave his post as head coach of Edinburgh at the end of the season.

The former Ireland international  scrum half will continue with the Scottish side until his contract ends in May.

Also, defence coach Billy McGinty today resigned from his post, meaning Bradley will share defensive duties with forwards coach Neil Back, who joined the club in July last year.

Bradley said: “It’s been an honour to be Edinburgh Rugby head coach and I’d like to thank my fellow coaches, management team, players, staff, fans and sponsors for their support these past two years.

“Building a strong club with a clear identity, which has shared ownership from the players, management, fans, sponsors and the community at large is the key driver of all successful teams and, for me, it is critical that this work continues and enables both the club and the team to reach its full potential.

“The undoubted highlight of my two years was the joy on the faces of all connected with Edinburgh Rugby when the final whistle went when we overcame Toulouse in last year’s quarter-final of the Heineken Cup at Murrayfield.

“I am very disappointed by the run of results this season and will put everything into the remainder of the season to help the club build for a brighter future.”

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