Declan Kidney: Former Eire head coach is the brand new director of rugby at London Irish
Former Eire head coach Declan Kidney is the brand new director of rugby at relegated London Irish.
Kidney managed the Exiles from 2008 to 2013 and has been a technical consultant with the club since March.
Nick Kennedy, the previous rugby director on the Madejski Stadium, left in March with Irish backside of the Premiership.
“We’re very enthusiastic concerning the dedication proven by a proficient younger breed of gamers to London Irish,” said 58-year-old Kidney.
He’ll work with head coach Les Kiss, who joined in March.
London Irish have been relegated to the Championship this season after ending nicely adrift within the Premiership, successful simply three matches.
“Declan has been sensible since arriving as technical advisor,” stated chief government Brian Facer.
“We have seen gamers and workers deliver a constructive method to their work each on and off the pitch, and this was mirrored within the improved performances in the direction of the tip of the Premiership marketing campaign.”
Kidney received the Heineken Cup with Munster in 2006 and 2008 and led Eire to the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009.