Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill was appointed Head Coach of Edinburgh ahead of the 2017/18 season and subsequently led the club to its first ever Guinness PRO14 Final Series as well as return to the Heineken Champions Cup.

The three-time Premiership winning coach signed a two-year deal following a short spell with French Top 14 side Toulon, whilst the contract was extended to 2021 during the 2017/8 season.

After two spells playing for Leicester and two years at Montferrand, Cockerill spent 12 years in coaching roles at Leicester Tigers, rising through the ranks to become Head Coach in 2009 and then Director of Rugby in 2010. He led the team to Premiership semi-finals every season he was in charge and won back to back titles in 2009, 2010 and a subsequent title in 2013.

During his time with the club he also reached the Heineken Cup Final in Edinburgh in 2009 and won the LV Cup in 2012. Cockerill earned 27 England caps in a distinguished playing career.

Head Coach