Richard Cockerill determined to drive Edinburgh to success

Richard Cockerill aims to improve every aspect of Edinburgh
Richard Cockerill aims to improve every aspect of Edinburgh

Incoming head coach Richard Cockerill said he is keen to improve all the aspect of the club in order to achieve success in the upcoming seasons.

The former Leicester boss had a short consultant role with Toulon following his exit from the Aviva Premiership club last season and now will take in charge of the Scottish regional side that managed to finish ninth in the 2016/17 season.

"There's a lot to improve but there's a lot of good players. Clearly, for whatever reason, the club has not performed as well as they would have liked, and that's the challenge," said Cockerill in a video interview to Edinburgh's official website.

"It comes back to hard work, training hard in the gym, training hard on the field, making sure all the little bits of detail are good, whether it's clearing your plates away in the dining hall, whether it's wearing the right kit, whether it's your timekeeping, whether it's your mindset around your gym work and pitch work.

"Everything matters, every bit of detail, every bit of hard work, every bit of learning in the classroom about how we're going to play.

"All of those things have to be driven every day and that's my job.

"I will keep on to the players and coaches about how we are going to drive that mentality, and eventually that will get us to a point where we are doing it every day without thinking about it."