Zebre sack head coach Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley (left) joined Zebre in 2017
Michael Bradley (left) joined Zebre in 2017
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Zebre have announced that they have parted ways with head coach Michael Bradley with immediate effect.

The decision follows after the club's dismal performance in the ongoing season where they are languishing at the bottom of the United Rugby Championship after losing all their six matches and even in the European Challenge Cup they suffered defeats against Biarritz and Toulon in the opening two rounds.

The 59-year-old joined the Italian club in 2017 and had worked with Connacht, Ireland, Edinburgh and Georgia in the past.

“Zebre Rugby Club reports that Michael Bradley has been relieved of his post as head coach of the franchise,” read a statement from the club.

“The club has taken this decision in anticipation of the technical renewal path planned for the coming seasons.

“The whole franchise wishes to express its utmost gratitude to Michael for the commitment and contribution made over the years and for the wonderful human and professional journey undertaken together.

“Best wishes to Michael for the continuation of his career.”

With their 10th round fixture against Vodacom Bulls postponed, Zebre's next fixture will be in the European Challenge Cup against Worcester Warriors on 22nd January.