Lewis Moody, the former flanker for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Bath Rugby has insisted that the team needs realistic goals at the moment and not expect unprecedented success from the beginning.
Sir Ian McGeechan left his role as the Director of Rugby of the club after the club finished at a lowly eighth position in the Aviva Premiership and his departure saw a complete overhaul of the coaching setup with new personnel being brought it.
But Moody, how retired from the game after 16 years at the end of last season stated that fans would be unwise to be expecting instant success after the arrival of the new coaching team. Gary Gold, the former coach of the London Irish and the South African national team will be heading the new coaching team after being appointed for the role back in May.
Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Moody stated that the there should be an understanding of the realistic level as to what the prospects for Bath Rugby are. He went on to add that with Gary Gold and his new coaching team coming into the fray, there is no doubt that the fortunes of the team will change but admitted that it will not be an immediate change and will take some time.
Before the dawn of professionalism in rugby prior to the 1996 season, Bath Rugby was one of the most successful sides in the country with 6 league titles, known as the Courage League Division One at that time as well as 10 Cup wins. However, since the inception of the new Premiership, the side is yet to win a single title.
However, Moody is certain that good times are ahead for the club and it will be right up there challenging for the title in a couple of years.