Updated: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:58 | By Agence France-Presse

Noves says Toulouse assistant coaches to stay

Under-fire Toulouse coach Guy Noves said Monday that his assistants Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (backs) and William Servat (forwards) would remain in their roles despite an underwhelming season.


Noves says Toulouse assistant coaches to stay

Toulouse's French general manager Guy Noves gestures during the French Top 14 rugby union match between Toulouse and Brive on April 12, 2014 at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse, southern France - by Pascal Pavani

Toulouse saw their run of 20 successive Top 14 semi-final appearances come to an end when they went down 21-16 to Racing-Metro on Friday.

And while Noves' squad finished atop their European Cup group, which included minnows Zebre and the weakest Irish province, Connacht, the former four-time champions were handed a 47-23 pasting by Munster in the quarter-finals.

"Of course, they'll keep their jobs for next season," Noves said of former internationals Elissalde and Servat amid rumours that one or both could lose their jobs.

"We'll see if there's to be some changes, but nothing to turn the club upside down.

"There won't be a revolution, but in any case, there has never been one at Toulouse."

Servat has a contract running until 2015 and Elissalde 2016.

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