Tuesday 16 October 2018

Ospreys sack head coach Steve Tandy after exiting the Champions Cup

Steve Tandy
Steve Tandy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ospreys have sacked coach Steve Tandy after six years in charge of the Welsh region.

Ospreys are second bottom of Guinness PRO14 Conference A with just four wins from 13 outings and were knocked out of the Champions Cup following a 24-7 defeat at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.

Tandy led the club to the then PRO12 title in his first season in charge but following the loss to Clermont, Ospreys have now failed to reach a Champions Cup quarter-final in eight years.

Ospreys managing director Andrew Millward said: "Steve has been an outstanding servant to Ospreys Rugby - often in challenging circumstances.

"His dedication to the region and his hard work has been absolute. However, we're aware that results have not been good enough this season and that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the organisation moving forward.

"This is not a decision that has been taken lightly. Steve has been an integral part of everything we have achieved over the last six years - from winning the PRO12 in his first season in charge to helping develop a strong core of players from our academy - and before that as a player.

"Steve will always remain a respected figure within the Ospreys family and will always be welcomed back to Liberty Stadium as a true friend of the region. We wish him every success for the future."

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