Alan Tait has revealed there will be no new director of rugby role at Newcastle Falcons, following his appointment as head coach at Kingston Park.

Falcons parted company with director of rugby Steve Bates on Tuesday, and a restructured backroom staff will take the club into the 2010-11 season.

“I am the man in charge of the rugby side of the club,” Tait said. “I will decide which players come, which players leave and which players get selected in the team each week.”

Tait continued: “I will decide what our coaching set-up and backroom support team is.

“But rather than getting bogged down in the office side of things I will be supported by our chief executive David Bell with regards to admin, contracts and negotiations, so that I can concentrate purely on rugby.