Danny Wilson to exit Cardiff Blues at end of ongoing season

Head coach Danny Wilson is to leave Cardiff Blues
Head coach Danny Wilson is to leave Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that head coach Danny Wilson will exit the club at the end of the ongoing Pro 14 season.

Wilson, who has worked as a forwards coach with Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales U20, Scarlets and Aviva Premiership club Bristol joined the Blues in 2015 replacing Mark Hammett.

His departure from the Welsh regional side only increases the speculation of him returning back to Aviva Premiership.

Blues chief executive Richard Holland expressed disappointed on Wilison's decision to leave the club and insisted that they will begin the process of finding his replacement with immediate effect.

"It is disappointing that Danny has decided not to take up the offer of a new contract and will not be part of our strategy moving forward," said Holland in a statement released by the Blues.

"We will begin the process of finding a successor immediately, and we will consult key individuals to ensure we make the right appointment for Cardiff Blues."

Wilson described the decision as a tough one but insisted that his present focus will be to end the season on a high with the Blues.

"This was obviously a very difficult decision to make, and I am very grateful to Cardiff Blues for the opportunities they have given to me.

"I will be fully committed to Cardiff Blues for the remainder of my time here and am now solely focused on this weekend's match with Munster."

The Blues are currently languishing at the bottom of Conference A after managing a solitary win from the four games this season.