Published: 09:40 | 22/6/21

Carolan joins Glasgow coaching team

Former Connacht assistant coach Nigel Carolan been appointed the new attack coach at Glasgow Warriors, the club has announced.

Carolan spent 26 years with the Westerners as both player and coach before announcing his intention to move on towards the end of last season.

He oversaw the Connacht Academy from 2004-17 before joining the senior set-up as attack coach.

He also coached the Ireland U20s between 2014-17, guiding them to the World Rugby U20 Championship final in 2016.

“Glasgow Warriors play an exciting brand of rugby that fits perfectly with my own philosophies on how the game should be played,” Carolan said.

“I’ve also been really impressed with the clarity and direction that Danny (Wilson) and Al (Kellock) are taking the club in.

“The squad consists of world-class players and some really exciting up and coming young players. Helping those players realise their potential is something I will take a lot of pride in. 

"At Connacht, when young players came through the academy and went on to represent their country, those were career highlights.

“I’m really looking forward to challenging myself in this new environment, learning from others and enhancing Glasgow’s attack.”

Warriors head coach Danny Wilson welcomed Carolan to Scotstoun, saying: “Nigel is an outstanding coach whose reputation goes before him amongst players and coaches alike across the league.

“Connacht have had a great attack for a number of seasons and Nigel’s work has been a massive part of that.

“He is a very technical coach who really impressed us with his passion and experience not only in coaching a successful attack but also developing young talent.

“We are looking forward to him joining the club and getting started ahead of the new season.” 

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