Glasgow Warriors sack head coach Danny Wilson after heavy defeat

Wilson has been removed from his position after Warriors were thumped by Leinster.

Glasgow Warriors sack Danny Wilson as head coach after defeat to Leinster SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors have sacked Danny Wilson from his position as head coach.

Wilson has been removed after Warriors lost the United Rugby Championship quarter-final 76-14 to Leinster.

The club and Scottish Rugby reached the decision after talks were held with Wilson on Monday.

Warrios managing director Al Kellock said it had been a difficult call to make, but that action had to be taken after results had failed to match expectations.

“The recent run of results has not been acceptable and has had a significant impact on everyone connected to the club,” he said.

“We are a proud organisation and want to be competitive week in, week out and we felt therefore a change of head coach was the right step to take.

“It is never pleasant to have to make changes to our team, but we needed to act. I’ve enjoyed working closely with Danny and know he has given a huge amount to Glasgow over the past two seasons and for that I’d like to thank him and wish him well.”

Scottish Rugby chief executive, Mark Dodson said: “I’d like to thank Danny for his contribution to rugby in Scotland over the past four years.

“He faced a challenging period taking on the Glasgow role mid-pandemic and while there have been several high points, ultimately recent results have not been consistent enough and given the importance of our two professional teams we needed to address that in a timely manner.

“I have a lot of respect for Danny and the professional way he conducts himself and wish him well in the future.”

Wilson expressed his disappointment and thanked the players for their efforts.

“I am proud that we finished the season in the top eight and qualified for a quarter-final,” he said. “Like everyone I am extremely disappointed with the result at the weekend.

“I’d like to thank the players and staff at Glasgow Warriors for all their hard work and commitment over the two seasons I was with the club.”

The club will now begin the search for a new head coach during the summer break.

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