Former Leicester Boss Richard Cockerill Has A New Job & It May Surprise You

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Former Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has joined Toulon as a consultant until the end of the season.  

Cockerill was sacked by Leicester on Monday after an eight-year spell in charge. A 16-12 home defeat by Saracens on New Year’s Day proved to be the final straw as the club dropped five points behind the Aviva Premiership play-off places.

However, he has landed another job at French side Toulon who announced on Friday he would work until the end of the season as a ‘consultant’.

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Cockerill will join up with head coach Mike Ford, forward coach Marc Dal Maso and skills coach Steve Meehan, and brings a wealth of European rugby experience having won the Heineken Cup in 2007 and 2009.

Leicester also won three Premiership titles under Cockerill, and finished runners-up on two other occasions.