Author: Dafydd Jones
Scarlets’ Glenn Delaney has expressed his excitement at the appointment of Dwayne Peel as next season’s head coach.
Peel was originally set to become assistant coach at Cardiff Blues, before announcing his return to Parc y Scarlets this week.
A popular figure amongst Scarlets fans having spent eight years at the club as a player, Peel’s appointment has received a positive reaction.
Current head coach Glenn Delaney stressed he is pleased to see how well the news has been received.
“He’s a great man, he’s done some brilliant things for this club and its history and we’re really excited to have him coming back,” he said.
“It’s great news that it’s out there and I think it’s been received magnificently well and really, it’s been received in the way that we hoped it would be.
“We’re really excited about what he brings, he’s been on his travels away learning, away from the region for a long time and he’s had he’s picked things up along the way and he’s a pretty rounded man coming back having a lot of other experiences.
“We’re looking forward to him coming back to the club and moving forward.”
The appointment means a change of role for Delaney, as he takes up the role of Director of Rugby.
While he admitted there is still work to do on the coaching arrangements, Delaney has backed Peel to make his own stamp on the Scarlets side.
“We’ve got to work through all that stuff. My job is to make sure the coaching group is integrated and that’s going to take a decent amount of time.
“We’ve got five in that group, soon to be six, which is brilliant, so making sure that everyone’s lined-up with what they’re doing and how the direction is going to move, that’s the key thing.
“We’ve got a lot of time now to make sure they’re integrated and I think what you’re going to find is his mark on how we play, without a shadow of a doubt, that’s the reason we’ve brought him back, so that’s the exciting thing.”
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