Richard Cockerill was sacked as Director of Rugby by Leicester Tigers on Monday.
Here is how a number of current Tigers players reacted to the news.
He gave me my shot and I enjoyed success under him. His commitment and passion for @LeicesterTigers was everything that the clubs about.
— Ben Youngs (@benyoungs09) January 2, 2017
Richard Cockerill epitomised what it meant to be a Tiger! Will forever be grateful and thankful for taking a gamble on an unknown like me!!
— Telusa Veainu (@tveainu) January 3, 2017
Very sad to see cockers go today, a man who has a huge amount of passion for tigers and has achieved great things in his time here!
— Gengey (@EllisGenge) January 2, 2017
Sad news. Cockers’ door was always open to me and I’ll always be greatful to him for giving me the opportunity to play for this great club 🏉
— Dominic Barrow (@DominicBarrow) January 2, 2017
Very sad day today to see one of the greatest mentors in my rugby career leave @LeicesterTigers wishing Cockers the very best for the future
— Marcos Ayerza (@miayerza) January 2, 2017