Redpath appointed Sale Sharks Director of Rugby

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks have appointed former Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath as their new Director of Rugby

Bryan had a very successful playing career with the Sharks, joining the club in 2000 and captaining the side to the Parker Pen Shield victory in 2002.

His final game as player with Sharks was in the European Challenge Cup Final victory over Pau in 2005.

In all Brian played 80 times for Sale Sharks and his appointment will be welcomed by the Sharks supporters who remember him fondly as a leader and as a great scrum half.

After retiring as a player Bryan joined Gloucester as Backs Coach under Dean Ryan and was promoted to Head Coach in June 2009.

Bryan, born in Galashiels in 1971 played 60 times for Scotland and represented his country in two World Cups (1999 + 2003) Sale Sharks’ Chief Executive Steve Diamond said, “Anybody who knows what happened at our club in the last fifteen months will be aware that we termed it ‘Year Zero’, and that was just the start.

“Looking to the future we have a number of good players joining us. What I’ve always wanted since returning to the club was a proven coach in the Aviva Premiership, and in Bryan Redpath that’s exactly what we’ve got.

“Bryan became available from Gloucester at the end of last season. As soon as he did, we were keen to talk to him. Following our discussions he agreed to be our Director of Rugby, and we are delighted.

“Bryan is absolutely ideal. He has very similar attributes to myself, although in all honesty he was a better player.

New Director of Rugby Bryan Redpath said, “There have been a few changes here. Seven years away coaching down at Gloucester has been great for me and it’s great to come back up. “

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