Solomons in Scottish link
Nelspruit – It seems as if the Scottish rugby won’t be leaving South African shores empty-handed after all as Southern Kings Director of Rugby Alan Solomons has been linked with a position at Edinburgh in the Celtic Pro 12 League.
reports that Scotland Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has met with a handful of southern hemisphere coaches while in South Africa with the Scottish rugby team and Solomons is said to be their first choice to take charge of Edinburgh as head coach.
While Dodson has refused to comment, SRU director of communications and public affairs Dominic McKay told the Scotsman newspaper, "We have met a number of different coaches in recent weeks and months and continue to discuss the Edinburgh Rugby position with experienced coaches who we believe could help us to bring success to the club and to develop Scottish coaches, which we have said is our stated aim."
"We said that we would scour the world for coaches of the quality and desire to make a difference to Edinburgh Rugby, but these discussions are ongoing, not only in South Africa, so at this moment in time we cannot comment further," he told the Scotsman.
Solomons previously coached Ulster in 2001 and has experience in Celtic Rugby. Under Solomons’ guidance Ulster enjoyed a three year unbeaten record at home in the Heineken Cup.