Wales legend Luke Charteris is set to retire this summer and become part of Bath’s new-look coaching team, according to reports.
Bath are set to lose their director of rugby this summer after New Zealander Todd Blackadder accepted a job to become head coach at Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan.
He is set to take his first steps into coaching with the 36-year-old being lined up to work under the next director of rugby, Stuart Hooper, with a brief to develop a top-class lineout.
The Bath Chronicle report improving that area of the game will be a key focus for next season and Charteris will work on both attack and defence.
He’s been working towards his level three RFU coaching badge and is expected to complete the qualification this summer.