Kieran Crowley to coach Italian side Treviso from next season
Last Updated: 13/01/16 3:44pm
Former All Black Kieran Crowley, coach of Canada since 2008, will take over at struggling Italian side Treviso from next season.
Crowley, who won 19 caps for New Zealand as a full-back and was part of the 1987 World Cup-winning squad, played two seasons in Italy with Parma between 1982-4.
"I can't wait to get working," said Crowley, who was coach of Canada at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.
He also last week backed out of a contract extension that would have taken him through to August 2017.
The 54-year-old will have his work cut out. Treviso have not won in the Celtic League or the European Champions Cup this season. It is a dismal run of 23 consecutive defeats.
Treviso sacked coach Umberto Casellato earlier this month, South African Marius Goosen taking up the reins on an interim basis.