A two-year contract extension was agreed by Gregor Townsend to guide Scotland into the 2023 World Cup. In May 2017, Townsend started the head coaching job and signed a new three-year agreement in July 2018.
In the professional age, the 47-year-old became Scotland’s longest-serving coach. In his 40 Test matches, the former Glasgow head coach has 22 wins and one loss. “I am honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to continue in my role as Scotland head coach. “I am honored and privileged to ha ha “Over the past year, I believe we have made progress on and off the field that gives real reason for optimism about what this team can achieve. “I know how much our supporters want the team to do well and the team’s support was great, particularly during last year’s difficulties with Covid, knowing how much of a boost the nation gets when the national team is good. We have a very talented and hard-working group of players in a variety of positions, with increasing depth. When they come together for our upcoming projects, we will put all our energies into unlocking the potential and helping our players perform at their best. Mark Dodson says Townsend’s ‘refocused’ (Chris Clark/PA) Mark Dodson, chief executive of the Scottish Rugby Union, added: “Mark Dodson says Townsend has ‘refocused’ (Chris Clark/PA)Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson added: ” “In the last 12 months after the disappointing results at RWC 2019, I was impressed with the way Gregor has refocused his approach and believes he is the right man to continue the expected upward trajectory of this group of players and coaches. “International rugby has never been more competitive and Scottish Rugby is determined to keep pace with other nations and to have a talented and resilient squad.