Head coach Dave Rennie signs one-year deal with Glasgow Warriors

Dave Rennie joined Glasgow Warriors as head coach in 2017
Dave Rennie joined Glasgow Warriors as head coach in 2017

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed that head coach Dave Rennie has signed a one-year contract extension with the Pro 14 club.

The 55-year-old took in charge of the side replacing Gregor Townsend during the 2017/18 season and has guided the Scotstoun based outfit to the top of the Conference A in the ongoing season of Pro14 and also helped them reach the semi-final of Heineken Champions Cup where they will lock horns with Saracens.

Before joining Glasgow Warriors, Rennie helped Chiefs win back to back Super Rugby titles in 2012 and 2013 and has coached New Zealand U20, Manawatu, Hurricanes and Wellington in the past.

“I’ve really enjoyed my first two years in Glasgow. It’s a different challenge for me and there are really good people at the club, so it was an easy decision to stay," he told the official website of the club.

“We didn’t quite get to where we wanted last season, but we’ve got a better side this season and I think the squad we’re building will be even better next season and I’m really keen to be a part of that.

“We’re going to have a lot of guys away at the Rugby World Cup and then our Scotland players will play in the Six Nations, so we won’t see a lot of those men, but we’ve got good depth and it’ll be a great opportunity for others during that period, so there is so reason why we can’t kick on.

“It’s an exciting time for the club and I really appreciate the support we are getting from Scottish Rugby, as we continue to build and develop our squad.”

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