Haag named Nottingham coach

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Nottingham have appointed Martin Haag as their new coach
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Nottingham have appointed Martin Haag as their new coach

Former Bath forwards coach Martin Haag has been named as the new boss of Championship outfit Nottingham.

Haag, who won two caps for England during his playing career, was part of the Bath coaching staff for three seasons, but he followed Sir Ian McGeechan out of the club following a disappointing campaign last term.

He succeeds Glenn Delaney, who has joined the coaching staff at London Irish, as head coach of the Green and Whites.

Haag is looking forward to getting down to work at a club with top-flight aspirations.

"The opportunity to be a head coach was a big driver for me and this is a very exciting club to be a part of," Haag said.

"Having done my homework and gone through the interview process I've been impressed by the board, their ambition and how they see the club in the future, and not just talking about the next year, but long term.

"When I first came in to meet the board, looked at the home ground Meadow Lane, toured the training facility at Lady Bay, I could see that this would be a fantastic place to be. There is incredible infrastructure here, we just have to build on it."

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