Gallagher Premiership news: Bristol coach Pat Lam signs new four-year contract with Bears

Bristol head coach Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract, the Gallagher Premiership club have announced.

New Zealander Lam, who joined Bristol in June 2017, will remain at Ashton Gate on a deal until 2023 and will move into the new role of director of rugby.

Bears owner Stephen Lansdown said: "Pat Lam has reinvigorated this club and given us a clear purpose and direction for the future.

"He has created an environment and team spirit that the whole city has bought into."

The Bears came in ninth place Premiership this, narrowly missing out on the top four and a place in the European Champions Cup by just five points.

"I'm proud to commit my future to Bristol and it was an easy decision to make," Lam said.

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