Sir Gordon Tietjens, former coach of the New Zealand sevens, is stepping down as head coach of the Samoa 7s.
The legend stated that he did not seek to renew his role as Samoa head coach to allow the nation to plan for the future. He will stepping out with the expiration of his contract in August.
— Go the Manu (@gothemanu2011) May 19, 2020
His decision came after uncertainty brought up by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.