Rugby coach for Saint
Southampton are not planning 'any formal announcements' over what role
Sir Clive Woodward might play at the club. Saints chairman Rupert Lowe
has admitted the possibility of the England rugby union coach - who has yet
to hand in his resignation despite indicating yesterday that he planned to
take on a role at the Premiership club is 'an exciting concept'.
Lowe, who is a close friend of Woodward, was expected to discuss the idea
with his board of directors today. But with Woodward's lawyers still locked in
talks with the Rugby Football Union this afternoon, Lowe would only say:
'I know the media would like everything neatly pigeon-holed now - but in real life
things do not always work like that.'
He told the club's official website: 'We are not able to say anything for
definite at the moment. After today's board meeting we will meet with
supporters groups and it is quite right that we talk to them first.
'At this stage I don't know how much, if anything - we will have to say.
Tomorrow we will be announcing our annual figures which will include a
general statement from me but we are not currently planning any formal
* GOD SAVE THE SAINTS *