Galthie not going anywhere

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:00
Large fabiengalthie Large benjaminkayserclermont3 Large sirelibobomontpellier Large lewisjonesmontpellier

Fabien Galthie put an end to rumours over his future as Montpellier coach on Tuesday when he extended his contract until 2017.

Former France captain Fabien Galthie put an end to rumours over his future as Montpellier coach on Tuesday when he extended his contract until 2017 with the 2011 Top 14 finalists.

The 44-year-old, who was capped 64 times and was world player of the year in 2002, has enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge of Montpellier since he arrived as coach in 2010.

Galthie, along with his coaching mentor Eric Bechu, who died in January, established Montpellier as a Top 14 force, taking them to the end-of-season play-offs three times and producing a welter of young talent for the

French national side, including flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc and back row forward Fulgence Ouedragogo.

"I was coming to the end of my contract, with just a season remaining on it and there are moments in one's life where it is necessary to make a choice," said Galthie in a statement released by the club.

Club president Mohed Alttrad said he was glad Galthie had signed.

"I am delighted the confidence that Fabien has placed in my ambitions for the club," he said.

"It was important to consolidate the position we have achieved in the past few years and also to target climbing even higher," he added.

Montpellier, beaten in the play-offs last season by eventual champions Castres, begin their campaign against European champions Toulon on August 16.

SAPA

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Tue, 04 October 2016
Edinburgh v Ulster 19h35 BT Murrayfield
TOP 14
MORE LOGS