Leicester Tigers can confirm that Assistant Coach Mike Ford will leave the club at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.
Ford joined the coaching team as a consultant coach during the closing months of the 2018/19 season, helping to keep the club from relegation, before taking on the role Attack Coach for the 2019/20 campaign.
The 55-year-old moved into the role of Defence Coach ahead of the 2020/21 season in Steve Borthwick’s new-look coaching team.
Ford has also held coaching roles with Saracens, Bath, Toulon, Germany, England, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions after a successful playing career in rugby league which included international honours.
Speaking about Ford, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: “I’m very grateful to Mike for everything he has done during the time that I have been here at Leicester Tigers.”
“The experience that he has from throughout his incredible coaching career with international teams and top European club teams has been a huge help to us over the last season.”
“On behalf of everybody at Leicester Tigers, I wish Mike all the best in his next chapter.”
Discussing his departure, Ford added: “I want to thank Leicester Tigers and Steve for letting me be a part of this journey over the past two years.”
“The club is on the right path to be successful in the future and I wish everybody at Leicester Tigers all the best for what’s ahead.”