Mike Ford, the coach brought in to save Leicester Tigers' season in March, looks set to stay at the club. The 53-year-old, the father of England fly-half George Ford, was brought in as a senior 'coaching consultant' to assist head coach Geordan Murphy as Leicester faced relegation two months ago. Now the Tigers have preserved their Gallagher Premiership status - finishing 11th, 10 points clear of bottom club Newcastle - Ford is ready to extend his contract. The former England, Ireland and Lions coach had signed until the end of the season but Sportsmail understands the club's end-of-year review reflects positively on his impact, so he is likely to be offered a fresh deal for the medium-term.
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