Bath president Edward Griffiths leaves struggling Premiership in less than six months

Bath’s miserable season suffers another low as CEO Edward Griffiths leaves the struggling Premiership after less than six months after the pointless approach that was

  • Bath is second in the Premiership to have won just five league matches
  • Griffiths initially joined the consultant role and became president on January 1
  • His departure is part of a wider restructuring at the Gallagher Premiership

One of the worst seasons in Bath’s 157-year history took another dramatic turn on Wednesday when president Edward Griffiths left the club after less than six months in the role.

Originally joining the consultant role, the former Saracen boss replaced owner Bruce Craig as chairman earlier this year – taking control of things on and off the pitch in Rec.

Sportsmail understands that Griffiths’ nonsensical methods were unpopular with Bath’s elders and that his departure will not be mourned.

Bath president Edward Griffiths left the club after less than six months in the role

Bath president Edward Griffiths left the club after less than six months in the role

This news was confirmed by Bath as part of a wider restructuring of the club with current rugby director Stuart Hooper as CEO.

Future head coach Johann van Graan – currently in charge of Munster – will become rugby boss when he joins Bath in July.

Craig said, “We thank Edward for everything he has done in helping us focus. He brought knowledge, knowledge and experience, leaving us in a much stronger position ”.

Bath added in a statement: “Griffiths has been contracted to lead the Bath Rugby performance reset and many of his recommendations have already been implemented.”

Bath have won just five Premiership games with no threat of relegation

Bath have won just five Premiership games with no threat of relegation

Bath is placed second in the Premiership, having won just five league games throughout the season. They would have been in danger of inheritance had the division not been fenced off.

Tarquin McDonald, Bath’s CEO, hopes that the restructuring and overhaul undertaken by the Griffiths will help them climb to the top in their upcoming campaigns.

“This reset will provide the basis for the club’s revival in the coming seasons,” he said.

Elsewhere, English training team member Tom Pearson signed his first professional contract with London Irish.

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