Edinburgh Accies advertise for a new coach

Jonny Else. Pic: Ian Rutherford
Jonny Else. Pic: Ian Rutherford
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Edinburgh Accies today began the process of replacing Jonny Else as head rugby coach for next season by advertising the position.

Else was removed, along with assistant Malky McVie, just before Accies secured their place in the Premiership by winning a play-off against Stewart’s Melville last weekend when veteran director of rugby, Bob Easson, took temporary charge.

The advert says the successful candidate will need to have operated near the top of the Scottish club pyramid in calling for “a proven track record of involvement as a 1st XV coach at the equivalent of Scottish Premiership/National level.”

It adds: “We are looking for someone who can create a winning environment and who will implement structures to support all aspects of player and team development.

“You have outstanding leadership and management skills. You can identify and develop talent. You are able to forge strong relationships and trust with all key stakeholders.”

The closing date for applications is Monday, April 28 and it is possible Accies could promote Easson’s son, Andrew, the current second-team coach and former Edinburgh pro who was involved in last weekend’s play-off preparations.

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