Coach quits Sharks

Date published: June 15 2015

The Sharks have confirmed the resignation of Currie Cup coach Brad Macleod-Henderson as the search for a new head coach begins.

Macleod-Henderson joined the Sharks in 2012, initially with the U21s, before joining the senior side in July 2013. 

He was assistant coach in the last two Super Rugby campaigns looking after the forwards and breakdown and headed up the Currie Cup campaigns, reaching the semi-finals in 2014. 

In a statement, the team confirmed that they had offered the former Sharks scrum-half a role within their new structures but he felt that it was time to move on. 

Meanwhile, Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold has confirmed that they are searching for a new head coach.

Gold has been at the helm since arriving in Durban from Japan shortly before the start of their disastrous Super Rugby campaign, he has effectively been head coach this year.

He will in future assume a similar role to that which he filled at Bath and will be responsible for putting structures in place at the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, including the appointment of a new head coach. 

"I will focus on being a director of rugby, with a head coach coming in," Gold told Supersport.

"It was always my intention to be a director of rugby, that was what I understood I was employed to be, but it didn’t work out that way initially for various reasons. I won’t kid anyone, there is a heck of a lot of work that needs to be done, and some of the structures have been neglected and will take time to get right."

"As director I see it as my role to work with the various coaches employed by the Sharks across all levels to ensure that the style of rugby we want the union to be known for starts coming through and is understood by all the players."