Aviva Premiership side Bath Rugby have appointed Gary Gold as the new Director of Rugby of the club as the club looks to improve upon their 8th place finish in the Premiership in the recently concluded season and have made whole sale changes in the coaching set up of the club.
Toby Booth, the boss of the London Irish as well as their former prop Neal Hatley, Mike Ford, the former defense coach of England and Brad Davis also join Gold in a new look coaching set up that aims to take the club back to the top of the pile among the English elite after years of being in the doldrums without any kind of success whatsoever.
The 44 year old Gold, originally from South Africa will be taking over the reins from Sir Ian McGeechan, who leaves the club after just one season in charge at The Recreation Ground. Speaking to BBC Radio in Bristol, Gold was very excited about his appointment at Bath Rugby, stating that almost everyone who follows rugby knows that the heartbeat of English rugby is at Bath and he is extremely excited at the prospect of leading a revolution there.
McGeechan announced his decision to leave the club in May after the club failed to progress beyond the beyond the group stage of the Heineken Cup and finished at a lowly 8th position in the Premiership under his guidance and speaking of these performances of the club, Gold stated that all he wants now is to put Bath Rugby back on the map in the world of rugby.
He also added that the team has been number one before and there is no reason why it couldn’t be number one once again and he is confident that he will drive them back to the top.