Young is in for the long haul
NEWS: Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby Dai Young has signed a “long-term contract”, it was announced on Tuesday.
However, the Welsh region did not reveal the length of his new deal.
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Young, 53, returned to the capital side on an interim basis following John Mulvihill’s departure in January.
Young was previously in charge of the Blues from 2003 to 2011, before joining English Premiership side Wasps.
“It’s really pleasing to have agreed a long-term deal and I’m looking forward to the future here,” he said in a statement.
“Cardiff is obviously a team I am passionate about and have a long association with, but this interim period has also allowed both parties to have a good look at each other and allowed me to satisfy my mind that this is the right decision and I can make the impact here that I’d like.
“I am confident that this squad, which has so much potential, wants to improve and is willing to put in the necessary work, while the facilities required to underpin our goals and objectives have now been agreed and are progressing.”
“We want to compete at the business end of the season in all of the competitions we play in and while it will take time, I am confident we now have a clear, long-term plan in place.
“This is just the start of that journey but it is a project I am really excited about.” pic.twitter.com/Q518k3ayTJADVERTISEMENT
— Cardiff Blues (@Cardiff_Rugby) April 13, 2021