Ford and Bath part ways

Date published: May 16 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Head Coach of Bath, Mike Ford looks on prior to the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Bath at Twickenham Stoop on March 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images).

Bath have announced that head coach Mike Ford will be leaving the club following the end of the current season.

Ford joined Bath in 2012, initially as first team coach and has subsequently been head coach for the last three seasons.

Tarquin McDonald, Managing Director of Bath Rugby, said: “Over the four years Mike has been with the Club, both he and the team under his guidance have achieved a huge amount.

“He has developed an exciting, attacking style of rugby, helped to develop exciting talent and in 2014/15 he brought the team to the Final against Saracens at Twickenham.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike for all his hard work, passion and commitment to the Club and wish him all the best for the future”.

In a statement the club added: “Bath is currently reviewing the coaching set-up for the upcoming 2016/2017 season and will make a further announcement in due course.”

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