NOTTINGHAM Rugby head coach Martin Haag has
committed himself to the club for the next two seasons after
agreeing a contract extension.
NEW DEAL: Martin
Haag has signed a contract extension, keeping him at Meadow Lane
until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Haag, 44, has steered the Green and Whites to the RFU
Championship promotion play-offs in his first season in charge at
He also guided Nottingham to the last eight of the British and
Nottingham can secure a second or third place finish in the
league by taking two points from the next two matches, starting
with the Cornish Pirates at Meadow Lane on Sunday (1.15pm
The former England and Bath lock was appointed in the summer,
taking over from long-serving Director of Rugby Glenn Delaney.
Nottingham Rugby chief executive Simon Beatham is delighted that
Haag has extended his stay until the end of the 2014/15 season.
"Martin has made an outstanding impression on Nottingham Rugby
since arriving in July and we are thrilled that he has agreed to
continue his excellent work," Beatham said.
"We have reached the semi-finals for the first time ever this
season and our campaign is far from over. It comes as a huge boost
that Martin has signed a new deal leading up to one of the most
exciting months in the clubs' proud 137 year history.
"He leads a strong and talented coaching team that includes Ben
Johnston and Neil Fowkes with great commitment and skill, and we
are very confident he will continue to guide and inspire the
development of the squad.
"In his first year at the club he has demonstrated a great
ability to get the best out of his players and it is exiting for
him to develop the squad and mould it for the future."
Beatham also revealed that the club is close to finalising
contract extensions for a number of players and confirming new
recruits in preparation for next season.
"Over the coming days and weeks we have a number of exciting
announcements about the squad," Beatham said.