Valley stalwart Rodney McIntosh has moved across to Hong Kong Football Club and will spearhead his former arch-rivals' bid to win the First Division title next season. 'Yes, he has joined Hong Kong Football Club and will coach us next season. It was a meeting of minds, he wanted to get back into coaching and we were glad to accept him,' said Alan Wragg, chairman of Football Club's rugby section. First Division champions Valley discounted McIntosh's move as a threat to their dominance. They brushed aside suggestions that their former star player and coach would provide the key that would unlock the secrets behind Valley's recent dominance. 'Football Club is like a rugby graveyard where coaches and players go to die,' said Valley spokesman Grant Beuzeval. 'The decision was his and while it is a bit of a shame, we have enough expertise with Semi [Iafeta] around as player-coach next season too.' According to Beuzeval, McIntosh was Valley's first choice coach last season. But the former sevens coach of the Hong Kong national side had wanted some time off and had turned it down. 'The job was his last season. But he didn't want it and that is why we went out and brought Semi in as we had lost two coaches and a No 8. Rodney made the decision to move to Football Club last season,' Beuzeval revealed. Valley lost Hong Kong captain and No 8 Paul Dingley to Football Club at the start of last season. Dingley and McIntosh coached Valley in recent seasons, Dingley being in charge of the forwards while McIntosh took charge of the backs. Yesterday Dingley welcomed the news that the old combination would be together again. 'He is well qualified and has a great deal of experience, It is fantastic news for Football Club and I'm sure exciting times are in store for us,' Dingley said. McIntosh's move to Football Club will raise a question mark over the future of Andrew Tranent, coach for the past three seasons. Wragg said a decision would be made soon on the coaching structure at Club. 'At the moment I don't know who will fit in where. But I know that we will have a significantly beefed up coaching structure next season,' Wragg said. The last time Football Club clinched the First Division league title was during the 1998-99 season. McIntosh, who was unavailable for comment yesterday, will be hoping his presence behind the scenes will be the necessary tonic to give his former rivals a boost.