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Sale shuffle the pack
4:11pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
BRYAN Redpath is to remain at Sale Sharks as head coach.
Redpath is taking on the new role in a revised five-man coaching set up, chaired by club owner Brian Kennedy.
Redpath was removed from his position as director of rugby on Monday after losing the first seven league games of the season.
Having spent two days weighing up his options, he has now accepted the club's offer of a new role.
The club said in a statement: "We are delighted to announce that Bryan Redpath will be taking on the role of head coach at Sale Sharks, as from today. His four year contract that commenced this year will stay in force.
"Sale Sharks have formed a rugby strategy management board, which will meet regularly to devise and review the long term rugby strategy. This board will be chaired by Brian Kennedy and consist of the following members: Ian Blackhurst, Steve Diamond, John Mitchell and Bryan Redpath.
"The priority of all the management within Sale Sharks is to get back to winning ways and secure our position in the Premiership. We believe we have the playing and coaching talent and structure to achieve this.
"Beyond this we must plan medium and long term, to compete at the top of the game and this will be the remit of the strategy board."