Friendships aside, 'IF' DR left because of a fall-out with JOT/the club, why would he want to help the club succeed? Surely he would rather see the club crumble after he left demonstrating the club needed him more than he needed it?
DR wasn't born in Worcester, he didn't grow up in Worcester. The club paid his salary for a few years, that's it. To believe he cares about the club (after a potential fall-out) is just naive IMO.
Although a controversial view-point, a highly logical one in my opinion.
If JoT were to establish that Hogg and Dean still spoke, i think that might place a bit of strain on the JoT v Hogg report line, no matter what capacity it was in.
That said i read recently that Hogg spoke with Cockerill some moons ago when Hogg was experiencing some issues in his fledgling coaching career and Cockerill gave Carl some guidance which he recalled in the article shortly after Cockerill was decamped by Tigers, so maybe it does happen.
Within Football i think Sir Alex gets a number of new coaches contact him as the sage of all football knowledge too.
Bill Bolsover is still friends with DR and I believe that Jim said after DR left that he would still be welcome at Sixways and even had dinner with him some time after.
In sticking with Hogg and initially appointing Johnson alongside him, the club are sticking with the DR plan, and especially with the continued emphasis on the Academy.
The club will have to deal with DR on a professional basis anyway, with his role at the RFU. Jim also said that his money would be on DR's current appointment only being the start of his career at the RFU, so it would make business and rugby sense for those at the club to try to keep amicable terms with DR for the future.
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