Dai Flanagan: The Dragons announce Scarlets man as new head coach

Dai Flanagan’s earlier teaching roles embrace the Scarlets and Wales nationwide groups, a former half-flight from the Cardiff Blues and Ospreys.

The Dragons have introduced the appointment of Scarlet’s again coach Dai Flanagan as the brand new head coach.

Flanagan, 36, will work with rugby supervisor Dean Ryan in a renewed teaching construction for the 2022-23 season.

“I am enthusiastic about becoming a member of the Dragons and placing my stamp on the workforce and the way we play,” mentioned Flanagan.

“I’m dedicated to constructing on the foundations which were laid and bettering and creating our efficiency.”

Flanagan added: “I’ve been concerned with the Scarlets for eight years in a number of roles, together with as head of the teaching workers when the chance arose, so I go away with recollections of an unbelievable rugby journey.

Dragons chairman David Buttress welcomed the transfer.

“We’re delighted that Dai is becoming a member of us for subsequent season and {that a} proud Gwent man, and one of the progressive teaching abilities in Wales, will be capable of work with the proficient squad and training workers we have now put collectively,” he mentioned. Buttress.

“Our thanks go to our associates at Scarlets for his or her understanding and cooperation in making certain that Dai can take this chance at this stage of his profession.”

Scarlets have been linked to attractiveness Wales assistant coach Gareth Williams into the Dwayne Peels teaching lineup subsequent season.

“Dai has been an esteemed member of our teaching workers after which within the senior workforce since becoming a member of the Scarlets eight years in the past,” mentioned Scarlets rugby supervisor Jon Daniels.

“Since we turned conscious that Dai was being thought-about for the position of head coach of the Dragons and he was eager to grab this chance, either side have been capable of work collectively to offer a proficient younger Welsh coach the prospect to take this place.

“We wish to thank Dai for his dedication to the Scarlets and want him effectively within the subsequent chapter of his profession.”

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