Richard Cockerill signs contract extension with Edinburgh

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: SNS
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: SNS
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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has extended his contract until the summer of 2021.

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The former Leicester and Toulon coach is on course to lead Edinburgh to the Guinness PRO14 play-offs in his first campaign. The club sit third in Conference B and reached the quarter-final of the European Challenge Cup after topping their pool.

Cockerill said in a statement: “I saw this as a fresh challenge and have really enjoyed getting stuck in at Edinburgh. There is still a lot to do at the club and I wanted to stay and continue working with a great group of fellow coaches and hard-working players.”