Dave Rennie is set to start work as Australia head coach ahead of schedule as Danny Wilson will take charge of Glasgow Warriors from next Monday.
Rennie was due to leave the Warriors at the end of the Pro14 season next month, but there has not yet been a decision on whether the campaign will resume amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Glasgow on Tuesday revealed Wilson will replace Rennie on June 1 in order for both coaches to give their new roles “undivided attention” when rugby union resumes.
Rennie will therefore be free to fully focus on watching Australian Super Rugby franchises in action when they get under way again.
Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys told the Scottish team’s website: “We’ve agreed that this is the right time for Danny Wilson to formally begin his role as head coach of Glasgow Warriors.
“The original plan was for Danny to come in after Six Nations and shadow Dave and his coaching team for the rest of this campaign. We appreciate Dave’s willingness to be open and supportive, as this would have given Danny an excellent head start on next season.
“However, given that the 2019-20 season remains suspended for the foreseeable future, we felt that the best thing for the club would be to let Danny get started.
“With sport in Australia planning to return soon, making the change now will also allow Dave to begin his new role as head coach of the Australian national team.
“We are grateful to Dave for everything he has done for our club over the past three seasons, and particularly for how he has been supportive of the current situation, as well as his willingness to share his vast coaching knowledge with all of our coaches.”
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