Former Edinburgh Reivers scrum-half Bryan Redpath is set to end speculation about a return to his old club by joining ambitious Yorkshire Carnegie as their new head coach.
The 43-year-old ex-Scotland captain has been repeatedly linked with a move to BT Murrayfield, including in an English-based newspaper today.
That conjecture heightened when Redpath’s current club, Sale Sharks, announced this morning he was leaving with immediate effect.
However, the Evening News has learned that Redpath will be joining English Championship side Carnegie, who recently parted company with their interim mentor, Tommy McGee, the one-time Boroughmuir and Scotland A prop.
Redpath made three Heineken European Cup appearances for Edinburgh in 1998-99, but left before the advent of an organised Celtic League and became one of a number of ex-Melrose stars to make a mark in coaching at pro level, initially with Gloucester before joining Sale in 2012.
Edinburgh’s current coach, Alan Solomons, is out of contract at the end of this season and an announcement is awaited about the 64-year-old South African’s immediate rugby future.