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As of immediate effect
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:o :o :o
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If true, unsurprising.
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Chuckles1188 wrote:Image
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Gone to shop?

Gone to docs, to see how Manu is?

Really gone!!???
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There a source, Crivvens?
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I can't find anything on google. :uhoh:
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Breaking news on BBC Radio Leicester.

Mauger and Smurf to take 'interim' charge.
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official announcement
Former Tigers and England hooker Cockerill has been on the coaching staff at the club since 2004, becoming director of rugby in 2010.

Cockerill said: "It is with great sadness and regret that I leave my position as director of rugby with immediate effect. I still believe that I am the right person to lead the team at this present time but respect the Board's decision to make change as they see fit in the best interests of the club.

"I wish to thank the club and in particular Simon Cohen and Peter Tom for giving me the opportunity to lead this great club and the support they have given me in the last seven years.

"I arrived back at the club in 2004 as an academy coach and leave as DOR with a record that speaks for itself and stands up against any in club rugby in the world.

"This club has made me the person and the coach I am today and I will never forget what they have done for me.

"I wish Tom Youngs and the team the very best for the future and will miss being part of the Tigers Family."

Cockerill joined the club as a player in 1992 and became a member of the 'ABC Club' front row with Graham Rowntree and Darren Garforth, making 262 appearances, winning five league titles, two domestic cups and back-to-back European Cups. He also earned 27 caps for England.

After two years with Montferrand in France, Cockerill returned to Leicester for a second spell as a player and joined the coaching staff, initially with the academy. He worked as forwards coach and twice as interim head coach before being named head coach as Tigers won the Premiership title and reached the European Cup Final in 2009.

Tigers retained the Premiership crown in 2010 and Cockerill became director of rugby in July that year. The team reached the Premiership Final again in 2011 and 2012, as well as winning the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2011/12, and the team collected a record 10th league title with victory in May 2013.

Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: "We thank Richard for his loyal and dedicated service as a player, coach and director of rugby. He has a great passion for the club and for the game of rugby, and has shared in many massive occasions with the Tigers.

"The club always has aspirations to contest the major honours in the game and that remains unchanged but the board believes this is the right time to make a change."

Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger will be in interim charge of team affairs working with coaches Richard Blaze and Geordan Murphy and the existing support staff.

The Board will also conduct a review of the coaching structure to determine an appropriate way forward.

The club will not make any further comment at this stage.
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Mallinder to follow then.
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Wendigo7 wrote:Mallinder to follow then.
I think it's illustrative that Tigers pushed first - more desire in general to win. Saints too willing to accept poor performance by comparison. Cockerill was and is an arse, but had a much better record to point to as reason for him staying than Mallinder has. I could see Leicester hanging on until the end of the season, but Mallinder should be gone by now.
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Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
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Seneca of the Night wrote:Who actually runs that club? I thought Mauger was in charge.

Cockerill´s career has mystified me. Is he some sort of mafia guy?

Mauger needs to make a call soon himself. I´ve always thought he was a potential head coach for the ABs. But he will have to get into that system soon or he won´t make it.
Mauger is (or was) head coach, Cockers was DOR and forwards coach.
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plum-pudding wrote:Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
He's probably taken us as far as he could, but he'll always be a club legend, regardless of what anyone thinks of him.

Deano wouldn't come back after how it all ended previously. No siree Bob.
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Wendigo7 wrote:Mallinder to follow then.
Fingers crossed!
Though Stephen Jones in The Sunday Times yesterday was blowing smoke up his arse......big time
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Ah balls. They'll probably improve now.
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Really do think he should have been moved sideways and kept at the club in some form. He is so passionate about the club. Got to keep the tigers philosophy.

I suppose Murphy is still there but for how longer if a new coach arrives? Should we opt for a new coach I would still like it to be someone who knows Tigers - Deano, Pat Howard, Daryl Gibson. Johnno? Back? Healey?
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Both surprised and unsurprised.

I guess we'll see has true worth in hindsight.

Thanks for the service, Cockers. I know he'd die for the club, but he's probably gone as far as he can.
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He's too domineering to move sideways people can't work with him.


Like mallinder he hasn't moved with the times and been left behind.
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plum-pudding wrote:Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
Wonder if Kay knew something was about to happen ? The BT interviewer phrased a question about Cockers' position in a surprisingly direct way during the pre-game interview ltg.
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BurrowHill wrote:Really do think he should have been moved sideways and kept at the club in some form. He is so passionate about the club. Got to keep the tigers philosophy.

I suppose Murphy is still there but for how longer if a new coach arrives? Should we opt for a new coach I would still like it to be someone who knows Tigers - Deano, Pat Howard, Daryl Gibson. Johnno? Back? Healey?
It's going to be really odd when Cockers takes a gig somewhere else. That's for sure
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Backwoodsman1 wrote:
plum-pudding wrote:Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
Wonder if Kay knew something was about to happen ? The BT interviewer phrased a question about Cockers' position in a surprisingly direct way during the pre-game interview ltg.
Isn't Kay a director at Tigers?
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Backwoodsman1 wrote:
plum-pudding wrote:Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
Wonder if Kay knew something was about to happen ? The BT interviewer phrased a question about Cockers' position in a surprisingly direct way during the pre-game interview ltg.
Was it not the eggchasers lad who interviewed him pre and post-match?
tbh I think Mallinder deserves to be let go more than Cockers
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dead man walking for most of the season TBF. He was very lucky not to get the boot at least 2 years ago.
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a dinosaur of a coach, bad for English rugby that he's still around
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plum-pudding wrote:Dang, seems a tad harsh to me- Leicester are in the top 6 and only just missed out to Sarries.
I think Mauger deserved the chop more than Cockers tbh.
Richards ----> Tigers?
Leicester are the biggest club in England and are in the top 6 by virtue of the bottom 7 teams being pretty average this season. He hasn't been sacked because they lost to sarries.
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Really disappointed in this. The timing is woeful as we are in 5th and still in Europe. Worst of all they announced they are going to review the setup, surely this should of been done before sacking the dor?
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Shame. Cockers and Leicester truly deserved one another.
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Nabberuk wrote:Really disappointed in this. The timing is woeful as we are in 5th and still in Europe. Worst of all they announced they are going to review the setup, surely this should of been done before sacking the dor?
Measure him up for his coffin while still breathing. Not a good idea
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He's got Tigers' colours through him like Blackpool rock. Hard to imagine what he might do next.
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Ta ta.

No tears shed over here aside from the fact that he is a proper Tigers man so I'm sure this wont be easy for him. Mallinder goes now and the Prem will be in good shape.
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IMO Leicester have struggled mostly because they seem to be caught between two philosophies. They were much better against Saracens at the weekend because they played a tighter game and we got so see the forwards really put in a shift - and yet it's Cockers that's gone. But as a neutral observer it's looked to me from the outside that it's the Mauger game plan that's often been the cause of their shortcomings. I think the latter is a considerably more interesting and exciting coach but in essence I feel that Cockers has got the boot for doing exactly what it says on the tin. He's pure Leicester.
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globus wrote:He's got Tigers' colours through him like Blackpool rock. Hard to imagine what he might do next.
It's not hard at all. I suspect he will do a bit of punditry.
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Time will now tell whether Mauger was really being undermined by Cockerill, or whether he isn't all he is cracked up to be.

The timing couldn't have been worse with player recruitment in full swing for next season, and players out of contract not knowing what's happening.

I don't believe there is going to be a massive change in fortunes for the club from now on this season, and we will probably be in a situation where a new coach is coming in with no say on new players coming in/retaining current players.
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BurrowHill wrote:Really do think he should have been moved sideways and kept at the club in some form. He is so passionate about the club. Got to keep the tigers philosophy.

I suppose Murphy is still there but for how longer if a new coach arrives? Should we opt for a new coach I would still like it to be someone who knows Tigers - Deano, Pat Howard, Daryl Gibson. Johnno? Back? Healey?
the tigers philosophy?
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Welcome to England, Mr. Lancaster. Have you been here before?
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Wendigo7 wrote:Mallinder to follow then.
....to fill the Tigers vacancy?
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globus wrote:He's got Tigers' colours through him like Blackpool rock. Hard to imagine what he might do next.
Take a break and get a job
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