Richard Cockerill leaves Edinburgh Rugby by mutual consent

The Englishman is leaving the club to pursue new opportunities.

Richard Cockerill leaves Edinburgh Rugby by mutual consent SNS Group

Richard Cockerill has left his position as Edinburgh Rugby head coach ‘to pursue other opportunities’.

The 50-year-old departs the capital side, whom he joined in 2017, by mutual consent.

During his time in charge, Cockerill guided Edinburgh to the Pro14 play-offs for the first time and helped a host of players achieve their first Scotland caps.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone at Edinburgh Rugby for the hard work they have put in. It has been a rewarding four seasons for the club.
 
“I would also like to thank all the supporters for everything they have done for me and the team you have been amazing.

“I wish the staff and players all the best for the future and look forward to watching you in your new stadium.”

The club’s managing director Douglas Struth added: “I would like to thank Richard for all his hard work and commitment to the club throughout his time at Edinburgh Rugby.

“We wish him all the very best in his next challenge.”

Assistant coach Calum MacRae and strength and conditioning coach Nick Lumley will take charge of pre-season training.