Long-serving Harlequins coach Mark Mapletoft has announced he will leave the club at the end of the season after nearly ten years.

The former England fly-half joined Quins in 2010 and has held roles of attack coach, backs coach and head coach before swapping first-team action to take on the role as academy coach last year. 

During his stint, Quins won the 2011/12 Premiership and the 2010/11 European Challenge Cup.

“The 2011/12 Premiership final will always stand as the highlight of my time with Harlequins,” Mapletoft said. 

“To see such a talented side lift the trophy against opposition as tough as Leicester Tigers was a special moment. 

“It’s been a privilege to work with genuine Harlequins legends over the years and the squad from that final will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Harlequins general manager Billy Millard said: “Mark has been a key part of Harlequins’ DNA for a decade. It’s no coincidence the club achieved some of its most notable silverware during his time with Quins. From the first XV to our current academy set-up, Mark has had a real and lasting impact.”