Vern Cotter leaves Montpellier early for new international job

Montpellier have reportedly released Vern Cotter from the remaining period of his contract with the French Top 14 outfit.

The ex-Scotland boss is understood to have reached agreement with club owner Mohed Altrad to leave now rather than in June when his contract expires.

His replacement, former France bossPhilippe Saint-André, is set to step into the post this week, according to media reports in France.

Cotter is now expected to make an early start on his next position in charge of Fiji, which he was meant to start this summer.

He has been handed the task of building a side capable of competing at the 2023 World Cup in France, starting with the test match against Tonga on 4 July.

Following the early exit, there was a number of Scotland fans that hoped he’d be returning there.


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