Leicester star Telusa Veainu SHOCKED by clubs decision to sack Aaron Mauger
Former Australia international Matt O’Connor is to return to Leicester Tigers in the role of head coach, replacing Aaron Mauger.
Mauger, a former New Zealand back, will leave the role following Saturday’s Premiership game against Northampton.
Leicester wing Telusa Veainu expressed his surprise, tweeting: “With 5 games to go, really?? We don’t know how good we’ve got it! #biggerpicture #gutted.”
PLAYER & FAN REACTION
Aaron Mauger’s a likeable, intelligent rugby thinker. Excited to see his next steps. Before that, he’ll get a big performance against Saints
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) March 20, 2017
Never enjoyed my rugby more than under Mauger, great coach and great person. Any team would be lucky to have him.
— Lachlan McCaffrey (@LockyMcCaffrey) March 20, 2017
Aaron Mauger: comes into a heaping mess at Tigers, wins a trophy, rebuilds a broken squad; then let go. @LeicesterTigers, who are you now?
— MΔTTJENNER (@mattjenner94) March 20, 2017
Shocked by the @LeicesterTigers news tonight that Aaron Mauger is leaving after this weeks game. Matt O’Connor is a top coach coming back in
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) March 20, 2017
Regular day in the life of the Tigers. Club wins a trophy on Sunday. Club reveal boss man leaving on Monday. Mauger upheaval.
— Alastair Eykyn (@alastaireykyn) March 20, 2017
Matt O’Connor returning to Leicester as head coach. Starts in April. Aaron Mauger leaving after Saturday’s game against Northampton.
— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) March 20, 2017