EDWARD Griffiths has ended his time as a consultant at Worcester Warriors.

The former Saracens chief executive has left the Aviva Premiership club with immediate effect.

He had been rumoured to be considering forming a consortium to take over Warriors who are looking for a new investor.

Griffiths arrived at Sixways in January to help Worcester’s bosses on a short-term project to review the club’s rugby operations.

He remained in place at the start of this season with chairman Bill Bolsover saying this summer he had added “real value” to Worcester.

During his time at Saracens they won the Premiership in 2010/11 and reached the Heineken Cup final in 2014.

They also moved to the 10,000-capacity Allianz Park in 2013 after a number of years ground-sharing at Watford's Vicarage Road.

Griffiths has previously worked with Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold, who secured a one-year deal to stay at the club in April, at the Sharks in South Africa.

Warriors confirmed Griffiths has left the club.