Brad Davis, the only coach to survive two changes of head coach and a switch in owners at Bath, appears ready to return to the club after settling the differences which have resulted in his absence over Christmas.
Davis, a mainstay at Bath for more than six years, has missed three games and was not at Exeter on Saturday. The head coach, Gary Gold, had previously said the Australian was "considering his future" but Gold's other deputy, Toby Booth, was more upbeat after this weekend's drawn game: "As far as we understand things, he is coming back and we have just carried on coaching and leave the upper management to deal with that," said Booth. "As far as we are aware he is coming back and it is just a question of when."
Neither Davis, a former rugby league coach who joined Bath from Castleford in 2006 to work under Steve Meehan, nor the club has been specific about the cause of the dispute. The only other utterances have come from Gold, who said he was anxious that Davis continue a partnership which began in the summer when Sir Ian McGeechan and most of his coaching staff were replaced.
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