Ospreys part company with Tandy
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Pro14 side Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy will be leaving his position with immediate effect, the region confirmed.
Tandy, a former flank at Ospreys, has been in charge of the side since 2012.
During his six-year reign, the 35-year-old Tandy led Ospreys to one Pro12 title, the side's only silverware.
However, this season the side have been struggling. They Pro14 form sees them second from bottom in Conference A with only four wins from 13 games, while Saturday's Champions defeat to Clermont saw them stumbling out of the play-off stage.
Managing Director Andrew Millward confirmed the departure.
"Steve has been an outstanding servant to Ospreys Rugby – often in challenging circumstances," Millward said.
"His dedication to the region and his hard work has been absolute. However, we’re aware that results have not been good enough this season and that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the organisation moving forward – consistent with the long-term expectations of our loyal and valued supporters and commercial partners. In line with this, we will also continue to closely review our entire rugby operation during the coming weeks.
"This is not a decision that has been taken lightly. Steve has been an integral part of everything we have achieved over the last six years - from winning the PRO12 in his first season in charge to helping develop a strong core of players from our academy – and before that as a player.
"Steve will always remain a respected figure within the Ospreys family and will always be welcomed back to Liberty Stadium as a true friend of the region.
"We wish him every success for the future,"