EDINBURGH Rugby have unveiled former South Africa number two Alan Solomons as the club’s new head coach.
Solomons will be assisted by former Edinburgh hooker and Scotland international Stevie Scott, and takes charge on August 9th.
The 63-year-old South African – who let Ulster to a Celtic Cup win in 2003 – masterminded the Springboks’ unbeaten Tri Nations series in 1998, and a 17-match unbeaten run.
Solomons had been director of rugby at the Port Elizabeth club Southern Kings, who compete in Super 15 rugby.
The South African told Edinburgh Rugby’s official website: “This is a very exciting role at a club which has a huge amount of potential.
“The ambition and desire of everyone involved with the club to do whatever it takes to build its success, and the plans being put in place to achieve that, are very impressive.
“I’m very much looking forward to arriving in Edinburgh, teaming up with Stevie [Scott] and meeting the challenges head on.”
Stevie Scott, added: “I’m delighted to extend my term with the Edinburgh Rugby, a team which I have a long association with and a huge amount of passion for.
“I’m looking forward to building on the work done since the tail end of last season with a highly experienced coach.
“We’ll put everything into getting this club back into a position we can all be proud of.”
Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson added: “We’re delighted to have secured the services of such an experienced and talented coach for the top job at Edinburgh Rugby.
“Alan is an exceptional character and coach and one we believe will help steer Edinburgh Rugby towards our strategic objective of consistently reaching the RaboDirect play-offs and the knockout rounds of the Heineken Cup.”