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Gold denies Bath deal is done
ESPNscrum Staff
April 12, 2012
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Interim Newcastle Falcons boss Gary Gold has denied that he has agreed to become Bath's new head coach.

Bath are currently in the process of assembling a new coaching team for next season after they announced that Sir Ian McGeechan and first team coach Martin Haag would not have their contracts renewed. The likes of Gold and Michael Cheika have been linked with the role but Gold has claimed that he has not got anything lined up when his tenure at the Falcons comes to an end.

"I do not have anything after I finish with Newcastle and that is where, I think, the link is," Gold told the Guardian. "There is nothing in it at the moment, but staying in England would be a consideration for me. I am a British citizen and have a passport.

"My family are in South Africa and the decision would be whether I was prepared to relocate them. I am going home at the end of the season and at this moment I do not have any plans.

"I enjoy the Premiership and I think it is one of the sternest tests you get as a coach. You are under the microscope and I would definitely come back here. The professional game in England is in a healthy state but it can do better, such as ending relegation, both to improve the style of play and to attract investors."

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