Former Leicester star Freddie Burns shares his reaction to Matt O’Connor sacking

Former Leicester Tigers fly-half Freddie Burns has tweeted his response to Matt O’Connor being sacked this evening.

Burns, who was a fan favourite among the Tigers faithful at Welford Road, has wished his old boss luck for the future.

He tweeted: “Really enjoyed the couple of months I spent being coached by Matt O’Connor.”

He added: “Great character. Wish him all the best for the future!”

The Tigers were thrashed 40-6 by Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, and as a result, O’Connor has been relieved of his duties ‘in the best interests of moving forward’.

Assistant coach Geordan Murphy will take charge of team affairs on an interim basis.

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