Something new on the Racing 92 bench. The Englishman Stuart Lancaster will be the Ile-de-France coach next season, as indicated by L’Equipe and as Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui in France is able to confirm. The former XV de la Rose coach has signed his contract with the current fourth in the Top 14. Unless there is an unlikely reversal of the situation, since all the administrative formalities have not yet been completed, he will be in the Hauts-de-Seine in a year.
Currently at the head of the Irish Leinster, finalists of the European Cup last season, alongside Leo Cullen, Stuart Lancaster has signed a four-year lease, according to RMC Sport. According to our information, Racing 92 could formalize the information in the coming days to clarify the situation at the start of the season.
He will work with the performance director of the Blues
But his arrival does not mean that Laurent Travers, who joined the Ciel et Blanc staff in 2013, is leaving the club. “Toto” will gain height, since he should become chairman of the management board, as announced since 2020 by the club’s owner, businessman Jacky Lorenzetti. He would then become chairman of the supervisory board.
We already know a member of Stuart Lancaster’s staff. The performance director of the XV of France, Thibault Giroud, has also signed four years with Racing 92. The man who oversees the physical preparation of the Blues will arrive after the 2023 World Cup that the Tricolors will try to win at home.
For the rest, Stuart Lancaster could be accompanied by a former staff member of Leinster, the Argentinian Felipe Contepomi. The one who was coach of the backs of the Irish province joined the Pumas at the end of the season to become the assistant of the new coach, the Australian Michael Cheika. The second had led the first at the Stade Français at the start of the previous decade.