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SportLam extends Bristol stay

12:45  22 may  2019
12:45  22 may  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Bristol head coach Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract, the Gallagher Premiership club have annnounced. Lam coached Connacht for four years and led them to the Guinness Pro12 title in 2016 before joining Bristol , who he guided to promotion and then a ninth-placed finish in the top flight.

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Lam extends Bristol stay © Getty Pat Lam moves into a new role as director of rugby

Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract with Bristol and will move from head coach to the club's director of rugby.

The 50-year-old led Bristol to a ninth-place finish in this season's Premiership, having won promotion from the Championship in his debut campaign.

He will remain at Ashton Gate until 2023.

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"I'm proud to commit my future to Bristol and it was an easy decision to make," said Lam, who joined the Bears from Connacht in 2017.

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Bristol will go into their home game against Newcastle on Sunday buoyed by their New Zealand international flanker Steven Luatua agreeing a new 'Steve is a pivotal character for us on and off the field,' said Bristol head coach Pat Lam , whose side are just two points above 12th-placed Newcastle.

"We've set out a plan to bring a Premiership trophy to Ashton Gate and we're at the start of that journey.

"It's been an incredible two years so far in the city. It's amazing what can be achieved when you have a clear vision and you approach challenges with strong belief and a positive mindset.

Lam extends Bristol stay © Getty Bristol finished ninth in their first season back in the Premiership

"We have absolute confidence that we will achieve our team goals as Steve [Lansdown], Jon [Lansdown] and Chris [Booy] continue to drive that vision.

"Although my title changes to director of rugby, my passion and enjoyment for hands-on coaching remains stronger than ever. I will be in a tracksuit on the field as long as I can still walk!

"We are striving for the Bristol Bears to be world class at everything we do, so it's my responsibility to ensure every department fulfils that expectation."

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Lam extends Bristol stay . Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract with Bristol and will move from head coach to the club's director of rugby.

Bristol owner Stephen Lansdown added: "Pat Lam has reinvigorated this club and given us a clear purpose and direction for the future. He has created an environment and team spirit that the whole city has bought into.

"From the dynamic brand of rugby, to the huge self-belief he has created in the squad, Pat has made the rugby world take notice of what is happening at Ashton Gate.

"Equally as important, his focus on serving the local community and making a difference off the field has been inspirational.

"Myself, Chris Booy and the board are hungry to see Bristol competing at the very top of the domestic and European competition. Under Pat's leadership, that ambition can become a reality.

"We're excited about the journey ahead over the next four years."

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