is the coach of Northampton Saints
and the former head coach of Sale Sharks
, England Under 21s
and England Saxons
In his playing days, Mallinder was a fullback
at Sale Sharks
, where he stayed for 15 years as a player and a coach. He was formally a P.E and Mathematics teacher at William Hulme's Grammar School in Manchester before the game turned professional.
When he retired from playing in 2001, after nearly 400 games for Sale and two England caps, he was appointed as the Sharks' head coach. In his first season he took the Sharks from 11th to 2nd in the Premiership and their first Heineken Cup
qualification. In 2002 he led Sale to the Parker Pen Shield, now the European Challenge Cup
, and their first silverware.
In 2004 Mallinder left Sale to take up a post in the RFU's National Academy. There he worked with Brian Ashton
and Dorian West
, he still works with dorien now in his capacity as forwards coach at the saints, as he masterminded the England Under 21s into winning the Under 21s' version of the Six Nations
in 2006 with a clean sweep of six wins out of six. He was also named by UK Sport in their prestigious Elite Coach scheme.
He was subsequently handed the reins of the England Saxons
, where he had an impressive record of 15 wins from 16 matches. His last match in charge saw the Saxons defeat the New Zealand Maori
to win the Churchill Cup
In June 2007, Mallinder took up the post of head coach at the recently... Read More