Dean Richards Is Changing Roles At Newcastle Falcons

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Richards is expected to be involved in Newcastle’s recruitment after describing his years in the job as a ‘long haul.’ 

Dean Richards has announced that he is in negotiating his change of role at Newcastle Falcons after a decade as the club’s director of rugby. 

The Rugby Paper announced that Richards was in line to step down to become a part-time consultant at the end of this season, and Telegraph Sport understands that he is likely to remain heavily involved in Newcastle’s recruitment. 

Richards explained that he was fleshing out plans with Semore Kurdi, the Falcons chairman, on Tuesday lunchtime. 

“At the moment, I’m talking to Semore about it,” said the 58-year-old, who took over from Bob Dwyer at Leicester Tigers in 1998 and worked at Grenoble and Harlequins. “I’ve been doing it [director of rugby roles] for 25 years or so, and it’s been a long haul, to be honest. But, at the same time,’ I’m still keen as mustard and still enjoy the sport and the match days more than anything.”

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