Jacques Brunel to become Bordeaux-Begles forward coach
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 14/03/16 4:49pm
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has confirmed his next job will be as forwards coach for Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles.
Brunel had already revealed he was stepping down from the Italy job at the end of the Six Nations, with his last game in charge coming up on Saturday against Wales in Cardiff.
The Azzurri made a strong start under Brunel's care in 2012 and 2013, when they claimed victories over France, Scotland and Ireland, but their form since has been poor with just one win in three tournaments since 2014.
Brunel, 62, led Colomiers to the European Cup final in 1999 and brought the French title to Perpignan 10 years later.
He spent seven years as forwards coach for France, during which time he worked with current Bordeaux coach Raphael Ibanez.