Incoming Bath coach Johann van Graan will take complete responsibility for all rugby matters after being appointed as the club’s head of rugby.
Bath on Wednesday announced a new rugby structure for the 2022-23 season following an in-season review and subsequent reset.
As part of the restructuring, Van Graan will take on the role of head of rugby on 1 July when he arrives from Munster, leading Bath’s rugby programme.
Assuming complete responsibility for rugby matters, Van Graan will concentrate on the coaching and performances of the team and will oversee all coaching and performance staff.
Stuart Hooper, director of rugby since 2019, becomes general manager.
Hooper will report to Van Graan “in delivering the club’s long-term plans which include the further enhancement of its player pathway and academy”.
Bath have won just five Premiership matches this season and have endured a torrid run of 12 straight defeats, sitting bottom of the table for most of the campaign.
Van Graan’s initial appointment as Bath’s new head coach was announced in December. The South African leaves Munster after five seasons at the helm in Ireland, having steered them to two European Champions Cup semi-finals and last season’s Pro14 final.
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