Why Gary Gold left Bath

2013-12-14 20:14
Gary Gold (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Gary Gold’s departure as Bath’s Director of Rugby was due to a disagreement between him and the club.

The former Springbok assistant coach left the English club on Monday even though they sit third in the Premiership and top of their Amlin Challenge Cup pool.

Gold had already been moved upstairs after being marginalised on the training ground following the summer arrival of head coach Mike Ford.

Bath initially said his exit was because of a restructuring, fuelling speculation of a power struggle, but have since announced the reason was due to a dispute over his position.

"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," read a statement issued on the Bath website.

It was suggested that Gold’s departure was acrimonious, but both he and Bath owner Bruce Craig insisted they parted company on good terms. “It’s with deep regret that my time at Bath has come to an end after amicable and respectful discussions,” said Gold. “I’ve no doubt Bath will go from strength to strength in years to come and I sincerely wish them all the very best of fortune.”

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."

Read more on:    bath  |  gary gold  |  rugby

Quotas for Currie Cup, S15?

2014-04-23 15:42


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs

While the Sharks look like sure winners of the SA Super Rugby Conference, the "battle" for the wooden spoon could well develop into a four-team race. Who eventually props up the table?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.