Solomons handed Warriors post

25 December 2017 00:10:49 GMTPlus10

Alan Solomons has revealed that he will replace Gary Gold as Worcester Warriors director of rugby on 31st December.

The Warriors have been on the lookout for a successor to Gold after it was revealed that he would be departing Sixways at the end of this current Aviva Premiership campaign to become the director of rugby with the United States.

I am looking forward to continuing the hard work to ensure we can build for the future, move up the Premiership table and give the supporters the success they deserve.

Alan Solomons

However, the 55-year-old's departure has been brought forward to January which prompted Worcester to move swiftly to fill the vacancy.

And Gold's fellow South African, Solomons, will step up from his current role of assistant coach, which he has been in since October, and pen a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 67-year-old said: "It has become clear that the club has masses of potential to be successful in the long term.

"I am looking forward to continuing the hard work to ensure we can build for the future, move up the Premiership table and give the supporters the success they deserve."

Meanwhile, Gold added: "I would like to thank the club for allowing me to bring my contract to an end at this time to begin my role with the USA in January.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sixways. I feel the club has taken steps forward over the last year and has the foundations to ultimately be successful."

The news comes as Worcestershire businessman Jed McCrory is believed to be close to agreeing a takeover of the Warriors.

Meanwhile, Saracens are 2.10 to win the Aviva Premiership Grand Final, while Exeter Chiefs are priced at 2.30.

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