Mike Ford Leaves Toulon With Familiar Face To Take Charge Until End Of Season

Mike Ford has left his post as Toulon head coach by mutual agreement following Sunday’s Champions Cup quarter final loss to Clermont.

Ford will be replaced by former Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill until the end of the season, the French club have announced.

Cockerill, who takes charge of Edinburgh next season, has been working with Toulon in an advisory role since his departure from Leicester. He will be assisted by Marc Dal Maso, and Matt Giteau, who has agreed to coach the backs while continuing in his playing role.

“Toulon rugby club and Mike Ford have parted company by mutual agreement,” confirmed a statement on the Top 14 club’s website.
“Richard Cockerill will take charge of the first team, assisted by Marc Dal Maso. Matt Giteau has agreed to lead the backs while continuing as a player.”

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