“il rugby degli altri”: Omar Mouneimne allo Stade Francais

Omar Mouneimne e’ il nuovo allenatore della difesa dello Stade Francais e arriva nella capitale francese a completare lo staff tecnico dei Parisiens, che cercheranno nella prossima stagione di dimenticare l’annata appena conclusasi.

Mouneimne, che era arrivato ad Edimburgo come defense coach nello staff tecnico dell’allora nuovo head coach, Alan Solomons (con cui aveva lavorato ai Southern Kings), aveva lasciato la capitale scozzese nel novembre 2014 tornando in Sud Africa “per motivi personali”. Era, pero’ tornato in Europa, a Lione, per una breve parentesi come consulente. La stagione scorsa era stato inserito nello staff tecnico degli Sharks, squadra di Durban impegnata in Super Rugby.

Mouneimne tornera’ ad Edimburgo per sfidare i Gunners in Challenge Cup, essendo lo Stade Francais inserito nella stessa pool.

Questo il comunicato ufficiale degli Sharks che annunciano l’addio di Mouneimne e la sua nuova destinazione:

Cell C Sharks Defence Coach, Omar Mouneimne, has requested an early release from his contract, which was granted, to pursue an offer with French Top 14 side, Stade Francais.

Commenting on his departure, Director of Rugby Gary Gold said: “Omar has worked tremendously hard on our defensive structures over the past few months.  His efforts resulted in us being one of the top defensive teams in the 2016 Super Rugby competition.

“We thank him for his invaluable contribution to the team, in a short space of time, and wish him the very best for this new opportunity he has decided to pursue.”

Mouneimne added: “Never in my life have I felt this truly accepted as I did at The Sharks.  This is truly a wonderful family environment and I would like to thank Gary Gold for giving me the wonderful opportunity to join this team.  My thanks are also extended to John Smit for always having an open-door policy and assisting me, The Sharks staff for being unbelievable, but most of all I would like to thank the players for their tireless work ethic and for accepting my methods.  This place is world-class.”

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