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Former Ireland coach Mark Tainton is set to become Chief-Executive of Bristol Bears ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Following Pat Lam’s role changing to Director of Rugby, Tainton – who previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer – will also formally join the board of directors at the club from Saturday, June 1st.
“We’re delighted with the way Mark has led the operations team in our first season back in the Premiership,” said chairman Chris Booy.
“The hard work of the staff throughout the season has been fantastic and it’s helped the club to establish the Bears as an ambitious force in the Premiership.”
Bristol’s all-time record points scorer, former fly half Tainton served as interim head coach in 2016/17, before his appointment in a senior management role in the summer of 2017.
Tainton previously served as Ireland’s kicking coach and worked alongside current head coach Joe Schmidt back in 2013.