Following the announcement that Danny Wilson would depart at the end of the current campaign, Cardiff Blues have confirmed that John Mulvihill has been appointed head coach ahead of the 2018-19 season.
"We’re obviously delighted to get John on board and I must thank the WRU for their support," said Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland.
“I believe John will be the perfect fit for Cardiff Blues. He has an abundance of experience and a track record of bringing through young talent, which is very appealing given the age profile of our squad.
“He has played an instrumental role in the careers of numerous top-class internationals including David Pocock, Matt Giteau, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell, who all speak very highly of him.
"...Not only that but he is a good man and we are very much looking forward to an exciting future with John at the helm."
Mulvihill has more than 20 years’ worth of experience coaching at the top level including stints as both assistant and interim head coach with Super Rugby’s Western Force and most recently in Japan’s Top League with Kintetsu Liners and then Honda Heat.
He has also recently worked alongside former Wallabies head coach Alan Jones as backs and defence coach for the Barbarians.