sport news You made a mug of Todd Blackadder, players tell chief as Bath coach quits club

You made a mug of Todd Blackadder, players tell chief after Bath head coach confirms he will depart club Bath coach Todd Blackadder is leaving the club to take up a role in Japan  The outgoing boss was a popular figure among the playing staff at the club  Players expressed their anger at how Blackadder was treated by club's hierarchy 

By Nik Simon For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:34 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 20 April 2019

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Bath players are unhappy with the treatment of outgoing coach Todd Blackadder and frustrations were previously vented through a mug engraved with: 'My boss is a c***'.

The Mail on Sunday understands the message was aimed at the club's hierarchy — topped by owner Bruce Craig — and the mug was entered by a player into the annual Secret Santa.

Blackadder will leave on his own terms to take up a job in Japan, although players feel the Kiwi was on 'borrowed time'.

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