Worcester Warriors have announced today the successor to Gary Gold as the club’s new Director of Rugby.
Alan Solomons, who joined the Worcester in October to assist Gold, has contributed to the upturn in the club’s fortunes. Since Solomons has arrived at Sixways, Worcester have secured back-to-back wins in the Aviva Premiership against Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers, in addition to their most recent victory over London Irish on Friday night.
? BREAKING NEWS ?
Warriors are delighted to confirm Alan Solomons as our new Director of Rugby.
— Worcester Warriors (@WorcsWarriors) December 23, 2017
Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover said: “We are delighted that we have managed to secure Alan on a long-term contract.
“Since he arrived at the Club, Alan has been a key influence behind the scenes and has quickly earnt the respect of staff and players, who have all spoken very highly of him.
“This has been illustrated by the commitment of the players and the fact we have seen a marked improvement in the team’s performances.
“Our search for a new Director of Rugby was extensive and we interviewed a number of high-quality candidates, but Alan stood out as someone who could bring stability to the Club and take us forward.
“We thank Gary Gold for his hard work and efforts during his year at Sixways and wish him the best of luck with his role at the USA.”
Gold is to take up a new job as the head coach of the USA national team and supporters of the Warriors seem happy with Gold’s replacement.
Since Alan arrived we have won 3 prem games scored some fabulous tries and got the pundits talking about the rugby we are playing ???
— ?Lindsay Clayton? (@waddayaknow) December 23, 2017
Nice to see a bit of continuity. Keeps the coaching team together too as it’s all clicking together nicely. Onwards and upwards now #COYW
— Chris (@Chrisritson) December 23, 2017
Good news. Merry Christmas! #stability
— Nick Perkins (@oldneddy) December 23, 2017
Great appointment however I think as a club you need to also acknowledge the (simultaneous) return to fitness of several key players ( Hougaard, Mills , Heem . Schonert, Spencer etc ) as well as the short term stint and impact of Jono Lance at 10. Good luck 4 rest of season
— Anton Chait (@Jorseb) December 23, 2017
Some supporters are a little less enthusiastic, however.
— jason (@Jasehump) December 23, 2017
???Old mans past it now. You'll be getting relegated next season if that's the case. Took Edinburgh to the grave a few years back
— Lee Thomson (@LeeThomson222) December 23, 2017
I would have preferred a younger manager with ‘fresh ideas’ like Geordan Murphy but I guess being up for sale doesn’t help attract the best!
— James Taylor (@waffleon_myhead) December 23, 2017