Richard Cockerill was appointed Head Coach of Edinburgh ahead of the 2017/18 season and subsequently led the club to its first ever appearance in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series which also brought qualification for the Heineken Champions Cup the following season.
The three-times English Premiership winning coach signed a two-year deal following a short spell with French Top 14 side Toulon, which was extended to 2021 during his season first season in charge.
After two spells playing for Leicester and a two year-stint at Montferrand, Cockerill spent 12 years in coaching roles at his home club, Tigers, rising through the ranks to become Head Coach in 2009 and then Director of Rugby in 2010. He led the team to Premiership semi-finals every season he was in charge and won back-to-back titles in 2009, 2010 and a subsequent title in 2013.
He also reached the 2009 Heineken Cup Final in Edinburgh with Leicester and won the LV Cup in 2012. Cockerill earned 27 England caps in a distinguished playing career.