Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Matt Sherratt will return to the Arms Park this summer from Worcester Warriors as an assistant coach looking after the backs and attack.
This follows the news that Dwayne Peel has chosen not to honour the contract he signed to hold a similar position in the Welsh capital and instead head West, with the Scarlets having paid a settlement sum of six-figures to release him.
Sherratt re-joins the club having been backs and attack coach between 2016 and 2018, culminating in helping Cardiff lift the European Challenge Cup in Bilbao. Before that he had started out his professional coaching career with the Worcester Academy before spending five years with Bristol.
Following his departure from the Arms Park he spent two years at Ospreys, including a spell in charge of the first team after the sacking of Allen Clarke, before heading back to Sixways last summer. During his first stint in Cardiff he also spent the summer of 2017 on tour with Wales to the Pacific Islands.
Sherratt will now return to Cardiff Blues working under Dai Young, telling the official website, “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cardiff previously and look back on it as some of my most successful and fondest times in the sport.
“There is an enormous amount of talent in the squad, with plenty of room for further improvement, and I know the majority of players and staff very well. I feel like I am returning a better coach, with the benefit of the further experiences gained at the Ospreys and Worcester.
“I have enormous respect for Dai, and we have always got on well, so I am looking forward to working with him as we enter a new, exciting era. We share a similar outlook on the game and believe the current squad is capable of more.
“I would like to thank everyone at Worcester, who understood my decision and have allowed it to happen. I remain entirely committed to the Warriors for the remainder of the season and I am determined to finish the campaign in positive fashion.”