GLASGOW WARRIORS have confirmed that Dave Rennie has signed a short-term one-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until June 2020.
Rennie intimated back in November that he would be carrying on as head coach with the Scotstoun outfit for at least 12 more months after the end of the current campaign. More recently he has been linked to taking over from Michael Cheika as head coach of Australia after the World Cup.
“I’ve really enjoyed my first two years in Glasgow,” said Rennie. “It’s a different challenge for me and there are really good people at the club, so it was an easy decision to stay.
“We didn’t quite get to where we wanted last season, but we’ve got a better side this season and I think the squad we’re building will be even better next season and I’m really keen to be a part of that.
“We’re going to have a lot of guys away at the Rugby World Cup and then our Scotland players will play in the Six Nations, so we won’t see a lot of those men, but we’ve got good depth and it’ll be a great opportunity for others during that period, so there is so reason why we can’t kick on.
“It’s an exciting time for the club and I really appreciate the support we are getting from Scottish Rugby, as we continue to build and develop our squad.”
Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys welcomed the news. “He’s been great to work with and you can see that the players really enjoy playing for him,” he said. “It has been rewarding to see our players really blossom under his coaching.
“Dave and his coaches led us to our second-ever Heineken Champions Cup quarter final earlier this season, and now into the Guinness PRO14 Final Series for the second consecutive year.
“Dave comes to work every day hungry to win trophies for this club and I know he’s absolutely focussed on the immediate task of securing a home semi-final over these next two games.”