Former England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster prepares for ‘wonderful alternative’ with Racing 92

Former England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster prepares for ‘wonderful alternative’ with Racing 92 however will probably be ‘eternally grateful’ to Leinster after spending seven years with the membership, and admits he must ‘brush up on his french!’

  • Stuart Lancaster coached the England rugby staff between 2011 and 2015
  • He’ll take cost of French membership Racing 92 after seven years with Leinster 
  • The 52-year-old mentioned he could be ‘eternally grateful’ to the Belfast membership 
  • His transfer means Lancaster is not going to change Eddie Jones as England coach

Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster has mentioned it’s an ‘wonderful alternative’ for him to hitch French giants Racing 92 after he confirmed he’ll go away Leinster on the finish of the season.

Lancaster headed up English rugby between 2011 and 2015 however was then faraway from his place and changed by Eddie Jones after his staff bombed out of their very own World Cup within the second of these years. He joined Irish province Leinster as an assistant in 2016 for a recent begin.

And his impression in Dublin has been extraordinary with Lancaster serving to Leinster to 1 Champions Cup success and 4 league titles since signing.

Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster will take cost of Racing 92 in France

Now his subsequent problem is with big-spending Racing. Lancaster’s transfer to Paris means he is not going to change Jones and return to the highest job in English rugby.

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Jones will transfer on as England head coach after subsequent yr’s World Cup in France. Lancaster would be the primary man at Racing 92 and head up their rugby operation. Whereas at Leinster he has been working as an assistant coach to Leo Cullen.

‘It’s very blended emotions. It’s an incredible alternative for me and the household to expertise a distinct tradition and surroundings and return in as a No 1 at a giant membership,’ Lancaster mentioned. ‘It’s positively a problem as a result of my French isn’t that nice in the mean time so I’m going to must brush up on that for certain.

It means he will not be replacing Eddie Jones, who is due to step down after the World Cup

It means he is not going to be changing Eddie Jones, who is because of step down after the World Cup

‘Leinster has been an enormous a part of my life. I’ve spent extra time on this surroundings than every other.’ Lancaster will succeed Laurent Travers as the pinnacle coach at Racing.

He added: ‘I will probably be eternally grateful to Leo and the entire Leinster organisation for the chance they gave me and my household again in 2016.

‘Initially it was for only one season and right here I’m coming into my seventh. That may be a reflection on all of the gamers previous and current I’ve labored with and the individuals of Leinster and Eire who’ve made me and my household really feel so welcome.

Lancaster has spent seven years with Leinster and will be 'eternally grateful' to the club

Lancaster has spent seven years with Leinster and will probably be ‘eternally grateful’ to the membership

‘I’ve all the time needed to problem myself as a coach in several methods and the chance to educate in France at a membership like Racing 92 is an thrilling one.

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‘I’ll look ahead to that problem when it comes.

‘Within the meantime, I actually wish to give every thing to the entire of Leinster Rugby and the supporters within the subsequent eight months as I really feel we’ve extra to come back as we drive in direction of the thrilling challenges forward each within the United Rugby Championship and in Europe.’