Aviva Premiership
Gloucester yet to decide on new boss
ESPN Staff
May 9, 2012
Ospreys coach Sean Holley, Ospreys training ground, Llandarcy, Swansea, Wales, December 1, 2011
Sean Holley is reportedly one name in the frame to replace Bryan Redpath © Getty Images
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Gloucester have moved to quash rumours that they have already chosen the man to replace Bryan Redpath.

Redpath left Kingsholm under a cloud amid rumours that he had agreed to be the Sale Sharks' new director of rugby. While Gloucester were adamant that Redpath's departure was due to matters on the field, Gloucester followed up the announcement of Redpath's resignation with the threat of legal action against Sale if they established the Sharks were behind his exit.

But with the Daily Telegraph reporting that former Ospreys boss Sean Holley is in the running to replace Redpath and, in contrast, the Rugby Paper suggesting that John Brain is the man chosen by board member Ryan Walkinshaw as their new supremo, Walkinshaw has claimed the process of recruiting a coach is only just underway.

"We've had more than 30 CVs now, and we have a shortlist of 12," Walkinshaw told the Gloucester Citizen. "The standard of applicants has been very high, and in terms of those we have not shortlisted, that has nothing to do with their credentials. It is just that they are not the right people for the job, or the right people to coach at Gloucester.

"I think it is important to reiterate we have made no decisions whatsoever. The interviews are only just starting - we made a point of waiting until the end of the season, but also, we had a lot of research to do on all the potential candidates.

"We have spoken to as many people as we can and gained as much information as possible, and now we feel in a position to move forward into a rigorous interview process."

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