Harlequins Rugby Club have announced that Director of Rugby, John Kingston will be leaving at the end of the 2017/18 season by mutual consent.
Promoted to Director of Rugby in 2016 following Conor O’Shea’s departure, Kingston lead the club to their highest league position in three years.
John Kingston said: “I have been at Harlequins for 17 years in differing roles and have grown to love the Club almost as if it were part of my family. I am immensely proud of the significant successes that I have been part of in winning the Aviva Premiership, two European Challenge Cup trophies and the LV= Cup.”
Harlequins Chief Executive, David Ellis added: ''This season has been hugely frustrating and disappointing for everyone at Harlequins, and for none more so than John. With considerable regret, we have agreed that John should step down as Director of Rugby. On behalf of all at Harlequins, I would like to express our genuine gratitude to John for all he has done during his time at the Club.”