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Edinburgh name Solomons as coach

31st July 2013 10:29


Alan Solomons Kings boss SR 2013

Alan Solomons: New Edinburgh coach

Edinburgh have announced the appointment of Southern Kings boss Alan Solomons as their new head coach.

The former South Africa assistant coach, who has steered the Barbarians to wins over five top tier nations (England, Scotland, Wales, South Africa and New Zealand) and led clubs to silverware in both the northern and southern hemisphere, will check into Murrayfield on Friday 9 August.

He will be joined by Stevie Scott, whose work as interim head coach has been rewarded with a full-time assistant (forwards) role.

"I'm delighted to confirm the appointment of such experienced, respected and passionate coaches," said Edinburgh managing director, David Davies.

"In addition to attracting the undeniable quality in Alan Solomons, I'm very pleased to retain the services of Stevie Scott, whose work on and off the field in pre-season has been exceptional.

"I'm confident they will provide the foundations for our long-term objective of becoming a force on the domestic and European stage."

"This is a very exciting role at a club which has a huge amount of potential," said Solomons.

"The ambition and desire of everyone involved with the club to do whatever it takes to build its success, and the plans being put in place to achieve that, are very impressive.