Updated: 27/07/2012 11:39 | By pa.press.net

McGeechan joins Leeds



Sir Ian McGeechan has taken up a role with Leeds Carnegie

Sir Ian McGeechan has taken up a role with Leeds Carnegie

Former British and Irish Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan has been appointed as executive chairman of Championship club Leeds Carnegie.

McGeechan, 65, who spent 16 seasons as a player at Headingley, succeeds Paul Caddick and will be working alongside director of rugby Chris Gibson and head coach Diccon Edwards.

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to come back to where it all started for me and give something back to my club," he said.

"I want to do everything I can to help develop the strong base there is already established here so that Yorkshire talent continues to be given an opportunity to shine at Leeds Carnegie."

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24/07/2012 13:07
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Whilst living in Leeds I'm sure that he once had a drink and spent a penny in Leeds Metropolitan University so wont be long now before they discover that and he gets an honoury Doctorate bestowed on him.
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