29 Nov 2012

Mitchell rejoins Sale

10:57 am on 29 November 2012

The former All Blacks coach John Mitchell has rejoined Sale Sharks, and will oversee first-team affairs at the struggling English Premiership side for the rest of the season.

The 48-year-old New Zealander had been carrying out some work for the English club last month as a consultant at a time when he was still head coach at South African side Golden Lions, despite being suspended on misconduct charges.

He was subsequently cleared of the charges and last week resigned from his position, freeing him up to take up his post with Sale, where he served as a player-coach in the late 1990s.

Sale are bottom of the Premiership.