Stuart Lancaster, former coach of the England rugby team now coach of Leinster, will join Racing 92 next season, the Irish province announced in a press release on Monday.
Lancaster, 52, will replace Laurent Travers, currently director of rugby for the Top 14 club, who will remain at the club as chairman of the board.
He signed a four-year contract, and will take office on July 1, 2023.
"I've always wanted to challenge myself as a coach in different ways and the opportunity to coach in France at a club like Racing 92 is exciting and I will take care of that challenge when it comes," explained the ex-boss of XV de la Rose on the Leinster website.
"In the meantime, I really want to give my all to Leinster Rugby and the supporters over the next eight months because I think we have a lot ahead of us whether it's in the URC (United rugby championship) or the European Cup. “, he slips.
“I know the responsibilities that will be mine at the head of this extraordinary workforce”
“It is with great joy and pride that I am taking on the role of Rugby Director for Racing 92 today. I would like to thank Laurent Travers and the whole club for the confidence they have chosen to place in me, explained the Briton on the Racing 92 website. I know the responsibilities that will be mine at the head of this extraordinary workforce, certainly one of the most competitive in Europe.
I look forward to working with all these talented players to support me in my mission.
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Racing 92 organized a press conference this Monday at 3 p.m. in the presence of its president Jacky Lorenzetti and Laurent Travers "to discuss the future directional and sporting organization of Racing 92".
“We are very happy to welcome Stuart to the Racing 92 family. He enjoyed success at his Irish club Leinster and with the XV de la Rose, explains Jacky Lorenzetti in a statement released by the Hauts- of Seine.
We are proud to open up internationally with a coach of English nationality and to continue the growth of the club with Laurent and Stuart.