Ayr head coach Kenny Murray to join Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have recruited Ayr head coach Kenny Murray.

Murray, who led the Premiership side to a league and cup double last season, will take up a full-time role at Scotstoun next month.

He will work alongside coaches Shade Munro and Matt Taylor to support head coach Gregor Townsend.

Townsend said: "Kenny will provide us with valuable coaching support. He will help us build on what we achieved last season."

I can't wait to be involved in professional rugby and to start working with everyone at the club

Kenny Murray Glasgow Warriors coach

Murray celebrated leading Ayr to their first Premiership title in his first year in charge in 2009 and the Millbrae side went on to win the RBS Cup three times under his guidance.

He said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my career and work alongside some very good coaches who are already at the club.

"I have mixed emotions as I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ayr. Although I'm sad to be leaving, I know they're in good hands.

"It's an exciting time to be joining the Warriors and I can't wait to be involved in professional rugby and to start working with everyone at the club."

Glasgow made it to the Pro12 play-offs last season after a third-place finish in the table, losing out to winners Leinster in the semi-finals.

Murray has now been replaced as Ayr head coach by his former assistant, Peter Laverie.