Leicester sack head coach Matt O’Connor just one game into new Premiership season Independent.ie Head coach Matt O’Connor has left Leicester Tigers with immediate effect after just one game of the new Gallagher Premiership season. https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/other-rugby/leicester-sack-head-coach-matt-oconnor-just-one-game-into-new-premiership-season-37279249.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37279243.ece/0b051/AUTOCROP/h342/1428372.jpg Email Head coach Matt O’Connor has left Leicester Tigers with immediate effect after just one game of the new Gallagher Premiership season. Australian O’Connor had been in charge at Welford Road since April 2017 but departs following Saturday’s 40-6 thrashing at the hands of Exeter Chiefs. The 47-year-old former Tigers player will be replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach Geordan Murphy. Leicester chairman Peter Tom told the club website: “Matt was appointed head coach in April 2017 on the basis of his previous Premiership experience and his knowledge of the club. “But we believe the time is right to make this change in the best interests of the Tigers moving forward. “We would like to thank Matt for his hard work and commitment to the club in two spells at Welford Road, and we wish him and his family well for the future.” Murphy, an eight-time Premiership title winner and double European champion in 16 years as a Tigers player, will… Read full this story
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