Bryan Redpath to leave role as Yorkshire Carnegie head coach this summer
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 10/01/17 12:20pm
Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath is stepping down as Yorkshire Carnegie coach at the end of the season and leaving rugby union altogether.
The 45-year-old is taking up a job in the financial sector to bring down the curtain on a playing and coaching career that spans nearly 30 years.
Redpath won 60 caps for Scotland in a playing career that included stints with Melrose, Narbonne and Sale, and after his retirement in 2009 he spent time on the backroom staff at Gloucester and Sale before linking up with Carnegie in March 2015.
They currently sit second in the Greene King IPA Championship table after just one defeat in 13 games.
Redpath said: "This new challenge has been a massive decision for me to make 29 years on from starting my career in the Melrose first team.
"There are so many people to thank for helping me have some amazing years and memories in rugby. I look forward to finishing my time in the game on a high this season."
The club's executive president Sir Ian McGeechan said: "Bryan will leave the club this summer stronger than when he arrived.
"An opportunity has arisen for him outside of rugby and we understand his reasons for this next career move.
"Bryan remains committed to the club for the remainder of the season and I know, from speaking to him, that he has a passion to finish off the job he started two years ago."