International – Sebastien Bertranc has been appointed as the new coach of Portugal, replacing Patrice Lajesque

International – Sebastien Bertranc has been appointed as the new coach of Portugal, replacing Patrice Lajesque

Portugal has a new coach. The Portuguese Federation officially announced the end of the adventure with Patrice Lajesquet, appointing another Frenchman at the head of the squad: Sebastien Bertranc.

The Frenchman can hide another. Patrice Laguesquet is no longer the coach of Portugal. The former coach of the French XV and Biarritz, one of the main creators of the Portuguese project for four years, did not extend his contract with the Federation. He was replaced by another Frenchman, Sebastien Bertrand.

“Management of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (FPR) publicly thanks national coach Patrice Laguesquet and other members of the technical team for all the work they have done over the past four years within the national team, Reports a press release. This work has led, with tremendous success, to participation in the Rugby World Cup held in France, and to a positive display of rugby that deserves the respect and admiration of all parts of the world and international rugby bodies.

New builder

To take over from Lagisquet, Sébastien Bertranc was chosen. Former player of CA Brive and ASM Clermont Auvergne, the man is known, among others, for working for many years “On the construction and modernization of French rugby”. CREPS Training Coordinator in Montpellier; Bertranc trained future French rugby coaches for several years. He will be responsible for leading this new project, supervising the young Portuguese who exploded at the highest level during the World Cup, and making people forget… Lobos Historical Frameworks Who chose to end their international career. “The FPR management salutes and wishes the new national coach the greatest sporting and professional successes that will make Portuguese rugby a success.”concludes the press release.

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