Cape Town - Bath
are reportedly negotiating with Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder and his
assistant Tabai Matson about taking over the coaching reins at the club.
According to a Bath Chronicle report, the duo are wanted to
replace Bath's departed coaches Mike Ford and Neal Hatley with
Blackadder slotting in to the director of rugby role and Matson taking
over as head coach.
Bath's managing director Tarquin McDonald and retired captain Stuart
Hooper - who will have a wide-ranging role at the Premiership club
during the 2016/17 season - reportedly travelled to New Zealand last
week for face-to-face discussions.
Blackadder is finishing his eight-year stint as head coach with the
Crusaders at the end of their current campaign. Matson joined the
seven-time Super Rugby champions as an assistant three years ago.