Geordan Murphy has left his role as director of rugby at Leicester Tigers, ending a 23-year association with the Premiership club.
Tigers say the decision to part company was taken mutually after the 42-year-old was told his contract, which expired in 2021, would not be renewed.
Murphy was a player for 16 years, became Tigers head coach in 2018, and took his current post in July.
“I have spent 23 great years at Leicester Tigers,” Murphy said.
“I’m most proud of the respect I earned from my team-mates and colleagues, and I’m grateful to all of them for how they have helped me, supported me and shared in my time at this club.”
Tigers Chairman Peter Tom added: “This decision, while difficult, was made to ensure we are as effective and successful an organisation as we can be at Leicester Tigers.
“Steve Borthwick understands the expectations of him, his coaching team and the playing group at Leicester Tigers on the pitch.
“We are determined to see this club back at the top, where supporters expect us to be, competing for trophies and are fully behind the players, coaches and staff on this journey.”
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