Heyneke Meyer resigns from head coach role of Stade Francais

Heyneke Meyer recently signed a two-year deal with the French club in May
Heyneke Meyer recently signed a two-year deal with the French club in May
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Former South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has parted ways with French club Stade Francais with immediate effect.

The decision follows after Stade Francais managed just two wins from nine games in the ongoing Top 14 season and are positioned at the bottom.

The 52-year-old took in charge of the French outfit in 2018 and on his first season in charge, Francais finished eighth in the table after managing 14 wins from 26 games.

According to a report in French publication Midi Olympique, Meyer's assistants Pieter de Villiers, Dewald Senekal, Ricardo Loubscher and John McFarland are also expected to part ways with the club.

"It has been an honour to coach the club. I have had a great life experience coaching Stade Francais and I have loved my time in Paris," said Meyer in a statement released by the club.

"It has always been my intention to do what is best for this great club," he added.

Stade's former players in Julien Arias and Laurent Sempere are expected to take temporary in charge of the side as they face Brive and Zebre in the opening two rounds of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on 15th and 23rd November respectively.

 

2018-19 Top 14 Points Table