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Why Gold left Bath


  • 13 Dec 2013
Gary Gold has left Bath despite a nine-game winning run Gary Gold has left Bath despite a nine-game winning run

Gary Gold’s departure as Bath’s director of rugby is said to be due to a disagreement between him and the club.

On 10 December, Bath announced that Gold was leaving with immediate effect following a 're-structure in the rugby department'.

A follow-up statement from Bath reveals that: ‘after the last few months it became clear that the Club and Gary were not able to agree on how to define the role of director of rugby.’

‘It is with deep regret that my time as director of rugby at bath has come to an end after amicable and respectful discussions,’ said Gold.

‘I am very proud of what we have achieved as a group in being able to make Bath a formidable force, and it is testament to this great group of players that the team are currently sitting in such healthy positions in all competitions.

‘I have no doubt that Bath Rugby will go from strength to strength in years to come, and I sincerely wish them all the very best of fortune. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bath and have particularly enjoyed - and continue to appreciate - the constant support from an incredible group of Bath fans.’

Bath chairman and owner, Bruce Craig, added: ‘I would like to thank Gary for all his efforts over the last 18 months. He has helped the Club advance hugely and has contributed to the Club's present success, and indeed become a personal friend. He will always be welcome at the Rec and I have no doubt that he will prove a tremendous asset wherever he goes from here.’

Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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