LIFE president Cecil Duckworth believes having a “stable” coaching team will give Worcester Warriors a “huge advantage” going into next season.

The revolving doors at Sixways were spinning last summer as coaches Rory Duncan and Neil Doak replaced outgoing duo Carl Hogg and Sam Vesty.

Duncan came in as head coach while Doak was given the responsibility of building on Vesty’s good work with the attack.

The club also cut ties with specialist coaches Paul Grayson and Andy Long at the end of the 2017-18 campaign as Gordon Ross and Mefin Davies took on their responsibilities.

After a slow start to last season Warriors picked up several victories and then overcame another bout of inconsistency to win three out of the remaining four matches to retain their Gallagher Premiership status.

And Duckworth reckons Worcester will begin the 2019-20 campaign on a better footing under the guidance of veteran director of rugby Alan Solomons.

“(Owners Chris Goldring and Jason Whittingham) are backing Alan, Rory and the team,” Duckworth said.

“We have the advantage this year of having a coaching team that has worked together for a year.

“Some of them had met before but it is a huge advantage to have a stable and experienced coaching team.

“That will improve us as we move forward.”

Warriors chalked up seven of their nine league wins at Sixways as they finished on 46 points — one behind the highest total achieved in the club’s top-flight history.

But they were unable to pack out the 11,499-capacity stadium, averaging crowds of 7,536 in the 2018-19 season.

Warriors’ highest attendance was 9,878 for the victory over local rivals Gloucester in late April.

But Duckworth was encouraged by the number of fans flocking to Worcester’s matches last term.

“We want to get back to where we were a few years ago when we had a number of sell-outs during the season,” Duckworth added.

“We are getting back to that level of interest. We want a winning team.

“We had some great successes but not the consistency we were all looking for.

“I think the coaching team are well aware of that and we have got the players that can produce the results so it is looking good.”