Saturday 24 August 2019

Former Saints boss Jim Mallinder in frame for Ulster hot-seat


Northampton Saints' Jim Mallinder
Northampton Saints' Jim Mallinder
Northampton Saints head coach Jim Mallinder. Photo: Sportsfile

Rúaidhrí O'Connor

Former Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder is in the frame for the vacant head coach's post at Ulster.

The province are on the lookout for a replacement for Les Kiss who left in February and Jono Gibbes who exits in May.

New Zealander Glenn Moore has also been linked with the job, while former England coach Andy Robinson and Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards are also thought to be in the running, with interviews taking place this week.

Mallinder, who led Saints to the Premiership in 2014, was reported to be close to accepting the head coach's job at Cardiff Blues but withdrew from the race.

Former Ulster coach Allen Clarke could be offered the Ospreys job on a full-time basis after overseeing a change in fortunes since taking temporary charge in January.

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