Former Ireland and England coach brought in to help Tigers avoid the drop - reports

Former Ireland and England coach brought in to help Tigers avoid the drop - reports

Leicester Tigers have taken urgent action with the side sliding into the Premiership relegation danger zone by appointing Mike Ford as a senior coach according to a report by Chris Foy for The Mail on Sunday.


 

The report  states that the former Bath head coach is due to start work for the Tigers on Monday.

 

He has initially been appointed on a short-term contract to assist rookie head coach Geordan Murphy in his quest to guide the club to safety.

 

Mike will also link up with his son, Goerge who is the East Midland side's fly-half.

 
 

Recent results have seen Leicester plunge to 10th in the table and with just five matches of the regular season remaining, they find themselves just five points above bottom club Newcastle Falcons who have been on the right end of results recently. '

 

 

With league leaders Exeter Chiefs coming to Welford Road next weekend, the Tigers are likely to face a crunch survival clash with the Falcons at Kingston Park on April 12.

 

Ford will bring vast experience, having also previously coached Ireland, the Lions and Toulon. His most recent post was as head coach of Germany.

 

 



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