CONFIRMED: Dai Young sacked by Wasps – but gets huge seven-figure payout - Ruck

CONFIRMED: Dai Young sacked by Wasps – but gets huge seven-figure payout

Following discussions with the Club last week, Wasps have confirmed that Dai Young will be leaving his post as Director of Rugby following nine years in charge.

According to rugby transfer guru, Neil Fissler, the Welshman will receive a even-figure payout.

Former Wasps stars Joe Worsley and Dave Walder are the current favourites to be new look coaching set up next season.

Following the announcement, Young said: “I am extremely proud of my record during my time at Wasps and was extremely honoured to receive the Director of Rugby of the Season award in 2017. It was proper recognition of all we had achieved as a squad leading up to that season. 

“I am very proud of the part I played in developing players who have gone on to play for their countries, like Club Captain Joe Launchbury.

“It will be tough to leave a club and group of people that has meant so much to me over the past decade, but I feel this is the right time for both the Club and for myself. 

“I would like to thank all the players, past and present, and the staff I have worked with, especially my heads of department who have become like family.

“I would also like to thank the Wasps fans who have been unbelievable in their support of me and the Club, particularly during the tougher times. Their loyalty and support have meant a great deal to all of us and has made my journey even more special. 

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“It has been a fantastic experience for myself and my family. My wife April and I look forward to following Wasps in the future and supporting Thomas as proud parents from the stands.

“Wasps has been a huge part of my life and I wish everyone at the Club the best of luck for the future.”

As confirmed last week, Lee Blackett has stepped up from Attack & Backs Coach to become Interim Head Coach, supported by Ian Costello (Defence Coach), Andy Titterrell (Forwards Coach), Matt Everard (Transition Coach) and Martin Gleeson (Assistant Attack Coach).

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