Leicester Tigers promotes club legend Geordan Murphy from interim to regular head coach
- Leicester made Geordan Murphy interim head coach after opening game
- Tigers have had a hard time, but Murphy has returned to the board in a permanent role
- Former full-back expressed satisfaction after being entrusted to the top job
- He said: & # 39; It is a great honor to be asked as head coach at a club that I know so well & # 39;
Press Association Reporter
Leicester has announced the definitive appointment of Geordan Murphy as head coach.
The 40-year-old had maintained the position on an interim basis since the opening weeks of the season.
& # 39; It is a great honor to be asked as head coach at a club I know so well & # 39 ;, Murphy told the club website.
Geordan Murphy has been appointed as the permanent head coach of the Leicester Tigers
Murphy joined the Tigers in 1997 and scored 93 times in 322 games to eight Premiership titles and two European Cups.
He also represented 72 times Ireland and played in two Tests for the Lions before going to Leicester in 2013.
& # 39; This club means a lot to me, I have been here for a long time and we all want to enjoy the success with the Tigers, & # 39; Murphy added.
& # 39; For me, gigs begin on the field with the pride, passion and dedication you want to see from a Leicester Tigers team. It's about that passion for the shirt.
Leicester has been struggling this season so far and has only one three Premiership games
We have had a challenging start to the season and we are working hard to improve performance and results, but this is also the start of a journey for this coaching team and a playgroup. There is a lot of quality and we still have everything to play for this season.
We look at how and what we can add to the coaching team in terms of experience and quality, and it must be the right fit for the team.
& # 39; The supporters can also play a role on that journey and we hope they are all with us. & # 39;
Leicester is currently eighth in the rankings with three victories and six defeats of their nine games to date.
Murphy expressed his joy to become familiar with the top job and wants to add to the team