Ford on his way to Toulon

Date published: September 23 2016

French giants Toulon have recruited former Bath Director of Rugby Mike Ford in an attempt to improve their struggling season.

The Daily Mail reports Ford will start his new job on Monday four months after Bath sacked him. Ford reportedly met with Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal and head coach Diego Dominguez last Wednesday where he apparently made a good impression.

Toulon have been heavily criticised by Boudjellal this season after losing three of their first five games. They currently sit eighth on the standings and are seven points behind leaders Clermont.

Reports suggest Ford will be given extensive first-team responsibilities with regards to attack, defence and overall game-plan.