Bath Rugby have confirmed that director of rugby Todd Blackadder will leave the Gallagher Premiership at the end of the ongoing season.
Blackadder was originally contracted with the Recreation Ground outfit until the end of the 2019/20 season but has now managed to get early release to take in charge of Toshiba in Japan.
“It’s been an honour and a privilege to lead the Blue, Black and White for the past three years and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved," he told the official website of Bath.
"It might not be silverware but together we have built strong foundations and I leave knowing that the best is absolutely yet to come.”
“Bath is a very special Club. I'd like to thank everyone, especially the players and all of the staff. I also want to thank our supporters, even in the wind, rain and biting cold they are all at the Rec cheering us on. Thank you.
"Our sights remain set on a top four finish and we are all intent on making this season our best one yet".
Bath are positioned seventh in the Gallagher Premiership with eight wins from 19 games.