Zebre sack head coach Bradley
NEWS: Former Ireland scrumhalf Michael Bradley has been removed from his position as head coach of Zebre, the Italian rugby outfit announced on Tuesday.
In a statement, Zebre, who play in the newly-rebranded United Rugby Championship, said that Bradley had been “relieved of his duties” after four-and-a-half years at the Parma-based club.
“The club took the decision in order to bring forward a coaching reset scheduled for the coming seasons,” Zebre said.
Bradley, who had been at Zebre since 2017, played 40 times in all for Ireland over an 11-year international career.
Last year Zebre finished bottom of the Conference A of the Pro14, which was renamed URC last year, and reached the last 16 of the European Challenge Cup, where they were beaten by Bath.
They have lost all six of their URC games in this current season. They have also lost both of their European Challenge Cup games so far.
The URC features teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.
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