STEVE DIAMOND will leave his role as Edinburgh’s ‘Lead Rugby Consultant’ at the end of this month, following the recent appointment of South African Sean Everitt as the club’s new ‘Senior Coach’.
Everitt will take charge of the team’s remaining pre-season preparations and will lead the Edinburgh Rugby coaching group into the new season.
“We’ve enjoyed having Steve here at Edinburgh Rugby and he’s done a first-class job in overseeing our pre-season programme this off-season,” said Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director Douglas Struth.
“Steve has worked closely with Sean since his appointment to ensure a smooth handover process, which has allowed Sean to really hit the ground running with our squad, who are now in block three of pre-season preparations.
“I’d like to put on record our thanks and appreciation for Steve’s hard work, insight, leadership, and expertise since taking on the role back in March.”
Diamond was recruited by Edinburgh to support outgoing head coach Mike Blair towards the tail-end of last season and to oversee pre-season until such time as a more permanent appointment could be made. Everitt was brought on board on a one-year deal in July, but wasn’t named as head coach, leaving the door open for another individual to be brought in after the World Cup.