Declan Kidney & Les Kiss Set To Take Control Of Aviva Premiership Club In Shock Move


Former Ireland and Munster boss Declan Kidney is set for a shock return to coaching with Aviva Premiership strugglers London Irish.

The Telegraph are reporting that the Grand Slam-winning coach will takeover the Exiles, with former Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss set to join him at the club.

The report suggests current director of rugby at London Irish Nick Kennedy may stay in his position, but technical director Brendan Venter is likely to leave.

Kidney worked alongside Kiss with Ireland, after leading Munster to Heineken Cups in 2006 and 2008. He won the Grand Slam in his first season in charge, but left after a poor campaign in 2013 to be replaced by current head coach Joe Schmidt.

Kiss is currently out of work having recently left his role with Ulster after a string of poor results, while Kidney has been working as Director of Sport for UCC since leaving his post with Ireland.

An announcement is expected next week.

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