Blackadder calls time on Bath
Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has revealed he will leave the Gallagher Premiership side at the end of this season.
In a shock move, the New Zealander has decided to end his time with the West Country outfit to take up a new challenge as head coach of Japanese side Toshiba.
Former All Black forward Blackadder says he has been thankful for the opportunity at the Rec and still hopes his side can finish on a high this season in the Premiership.
"It's been an honour and a privilege to lead the Blue, Black and White for the past three years and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved. It might not be silverware but together we have built strong foundations, and I leave knowing that the best is absolutely yet to come," he told the club's website.
"Bath is a very special club. I'd like to thank everyone, especially the players and all of the staff. I also want to thank our supporters, even in the wind, rain and biting cold they are all at the Rec cheering us on. Thank you. Our sights remain set on a top-four finish and we are all intent on making this season our best one yet."
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