Worcester attack coach Sam Vesty has signed for Northampton Saints ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Northampton Saints have confirmed the appointment of former Leicester Tigers utility back Sam Vesty, currently at Worcester Warriors.
Vesty made the transition from player to coach two years ago and has been learning his trade with the Warriors ever since.
The 36-year-old impressed during his time as Skills Coach with England in Argentina over the Summer, catching the attention of Saints new Director of Rugby Chris Boyd.
Vesty will take charge of the Saints backline division and attack, with former Ulsterman Neil Doak taking over his role at Worcester at the end of the current season.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining a massive Club in Northampton Saints, and to be given the opportunity to work with and learn from Chris Boyd," he said.
"This is a brilliant opportunity and one I jumped at taking.
"There are already a top-quality set of backs in Saints' squad, and the prospect of adding the likes of Dan Biggar and Taqele Naiyaravoro to those ranks is thrilling as a coach.
"All the building blocks are in place for us to be very successful at Franklin's Gardens.
"I hope to be able to contribute towards a side that plays really exciting rugby; I want to encourage players to express themselves, and to back themselves to be able to go out and execute positive rugby."
Since impressing over the summer with England, Saints CEO Mark Darbon believes Vesty can aid in returning Northampton to their former glory.
He said: "We're delighted that Sam has agreed to come on board at Franklin's Gardens.
"Sam is a very promising young coach, and it's no surprise Chris Boyd was keen to secure his signature given what he has shown at club and international level.
"As our new director of rugby, Chris was at the centre of this decision, and I am confident that Sam can help take us to the next level on the pitch."
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