Quesada to leave Stade Français

Date published: December 9 2016

Stade Français and head coach Gonzalo Quesada will part ways at the end of the Top 14 season.

Quesada’s contract is coming to an end in Paris and the former Argentina international has decided to not activate a clause to extend his time at the club for another year.

Stade were crowned champions of France in 2015 after defeating Clermont in the Top 14 final.

Quesada’s replacement will come from within the club, with backs coach Greg Cooper taking over as head coach on a three-year contract from the start of next season.

The club’s squad is also set for an overhaul with a number of top players including Rabah Slimani, Raphaël Lakafia, Geoffrey Doumayrou and Hugo Bonneval moving on at the end of the season.

Their one signing for the 2016/2017 campaign, Alapati Ratini, is also set to be released due to off-field issues, according to Midi Olympique.