Sale facing Gloucester legal backlash

Updated: April 18, 2012

Gloucester Rugby have promised a  “no holds barred”  legal attack if they discover that an approach from Sale Sharks was behind Bryan Redpath’s exit from the club.

The former Scotland international and Sale scrum-half stated that Gloucester’s poor season was the reason behind him stepping down as head coach after three years in charge.

Gloucester director of rugby Ryan Walkinshaw stated his belief that Redpath’s decision was not connected to the vacant managerial role at Sale.  Walkinshaw stated on Twitter however that:  “If we find ANY evidence to increase our suspicions that Sale have manufactured this we’ll fight back with a no holds barred legal attack.”

“I’ve offered my resignation with a heavy heart,”  said the diminutive former scrum-half Redpath.   “It’s a results-driven business we’re in and I hold my hand up and take full responsibility for the fact that we’ve not performed as we should have.”

Sale meanwhile have been on the lookout for a new head coach since last month, when Tony Hanks left the club immediately after a 45-9 home defeat to Saracens.

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