England forwards coach Steve Borthwick will join Leicester Tigers as head coach after the Six Nations.
The 39-year-old will work under Geordan Murphy, who has been promoted to be the Tigers’ director of rugby.
Getting Tigers back to the top of the game is a challenge Borthwick is relishing and he said: “The Tigers have such a long and successful history, and are one of the greatest rugby clubs in the game. Welford Road, with the special atmosphere created by the club’s incredible supporters roaring their team forward, is a very special place to be.
“We must now work to build upon that great history, and create our future to get this club to the top of European rugby. It is a brilliant challenge and I am excited to start working with the players and everybody associated with the team.
“Geordan provides a link with the club’s greatest teams and we will be working together to ensure that there are many successful days ahead for this club, and for our supporters to enjoy.”