Pat Howard: Leicester Tigers appoint mentor to enable coaching workforce

Pat Howard (right) worked with head mentor Justin Langer in his part with Cricket Australia

Former Leicester Tigers player and manager Pat Howard has returned to the club as a mentor to the coaching team.

The Australian still left his function as Cricket Australia’s normal manager for group performance in November 2018 and was included with Tigers in a support purpose at the stop of very last time.

Howard, 45, led Tigers to Premiership and EDF Vitality Cup good results in 2007.

Chairman Peter Tom explained Howard’s element-time role will aid create “tradition, infrastructure and staff.”

“Pat understands the club really nicely and, along with his personalized encounter of the changeover from playing into coaching at the best stage, he has worked in elite environments in two sports,” Tom advised the club site.

“He visited us at the conclude of last year and his new position is an extension of that, making it possible for him to establish places the place the club can go on to build in terms of infrastructure, lifestyle and staff.”

Howard, who received the European Cup as a player in the course of a a few-12 months spell with the club from 1998, will function together with head of elite general performance recruitment Jan McGinity and head of general performance pathway and talent identification Ged Glynn as component of a significant overhaul of the coaching established-up.

Soon after leaving Tigers in 2007, Howard labored at Australia Rugby’s significant performance device just before taking over as Cricket Australia’s basic manager for group effectiveness in 2011.

Tigers only narrowly prevented relegation from the Premiership final year and have been set up for sale for about £60m.

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