Rugby

Toulon confirm signing of coach Ford

2016-09-25 16:44
Mike Ford (Getty Images)

Paris - Toulon's outspoken president Mourad Boudjellal confirmed on Sunday that former Bath coach Mike Ford is the French Top 14 club's new backs coach.

"For the last two years, I've enjoyed watching Bath play, a rugby I love, with the backs," enthused Boudjellal to Canal+ ahead of his team's Top 14 clash with Clermont.

"I think he's the right person to replace Steve Meehan, who on Monday asked for a break, to take a different role within the club."

Ford, the father of England flyhalf George Ford, left Bath at the end of last season following a disappointing campaign.

He will begin his new job on Monday.

The 50-year-old will work with Toulon coach Diego Dominguez who remains "the boss" according to Boudjellal.

Rumours have been rife all season as Toulon have struggled - losing three of their first five matches - that Dominguez is on the brink of being fired.

Australian Meehan coached Bath from 2006 to 2011, with Ford taking over the head coach role in 2013.

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