‘Shame’, ‘Gutted’: Gloucester fans react to Johan Ackermann departure - Ruck

‘Shame’, ‘Gutted’: Gloucester fans react to Johan Ackermann departure

Gloucester Rugby Head Coach Johan Ackermann has left the club to take up a job in Japan.

The South African, who has been at Kingsholm for the past 3 seasons, will join Red Hurricanes in July.

Here’s how fans have reacted to the news this morning:

Johan Ackermann exit | 4 contenders to replace the South African at Gloucester

Here are four possible replacements for the South African:

1. Stuart Lancaster

Following England’s Rugby World Cup failure in 2015, Lancaster has begun to re-establish himself as a top coach since joining Leinster. 

There is no need for him to leave the Irish, where he is having a very enjoyable and successful stint, but increased responsibility at one of English rugby’s biggest clubs?

If Gloucester are willing to meet the compensation requirement to buy him out of his current contract, it must be a tempting proposition.