Gloucester to name Skivington as their new head coach

George Skivington
George Skivington

According to reports, Gloucester are set to announce the appointment of George Skivington as their club new head coach after concluding their interviews with potential candidates earlier this month.

The London Irish gaffer came into limelight as one of the possible new coach for the club interesting the Cherry and Whites board on June 7, as reported by TRP in a matter of weeks after Johan Ackermann had left for Japan.

And according to report from RugbyPass via real money casinos, the UK's best-selling rugby publication now claims Skivington has come out on top of the shortlist. The report went further revealing that Gloucester are expected to pay compensation to Irish as Skivington has 12 months left to run on his contract in a new-look structure that will scrap the director of rugby role.

The 37-year-old London Irish man first took steps into coaching while still playing for the Exiles, helping Ealing Trailfinders to promotion from National One to the Championship in 2014-15. Skivington's retirement a year later saw him join the coaching set-up after a shake-up by Nick Kennedy which saw Declan Danaher and Paul Hodgson assume defence and kicking roles.

Skivington’s work with the Exiles pack has seen the likes of flanker Ben Donnell and hooker Ben Atkins emerge in the first team’s strong return to the Premiership. In an exclusive interview with cinemacasino online casino via the Rugby Paper this month, London Irish head coach Les Kiss said the continuity Skivington and Danaher had offered to the arrival of himself and Declan Kidney had been key in rebuilding the Exiles.

He said via gooner news:

"We’ve put our own flavour on things, as any coaches would, but the majority of the staff we inherited are still here – guys like Declan Danaher and George Skivington, many of the backroom medics and physios and the academy group of players – so there’s a lot of continuity that’s come through. It’s encouraging that they all bought into what we were about."

After 13 rounds Irish sit eighth in the league standings, two points ahead of Gloucester in ninth.