Gloucester unveil Nigel Davies as new director of rugby
Nigel Davies named new director of rugby at Gloucester
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Saturday, 02, Jun 2012 09:38
By Phil Norris
Gloucester Rugby have ended weeks of speculation by confirming Nigel Davies as their new director of rugby.
The former Scarlets chief will take over at the Kingsholm club with immediate effect following the resignation last season of previous head coach Bryan Redpath, who has since been unveiled as the new boss of Premiership rivals Sale Sharks.
Davies had been widely tipped to take the reins at the Cherry and Whites, but the move was complicated by the need to agree a compensation package with the Scarlets.
During his time with the Welsh region, the Llanelli-born former Wales centre oversaw the development of a string of talented young players, including Rhys Priestland, George North and Ben Morgan, who has also made the switch to Gloucester.
Confirming the club's new director of rugby, Gloucester Rugby managing director Ken Nottage hailed the professionalism of the Scarlets in allowing an amicable agreement to be reached over Davies' departure.
"The Scarlets have been very impressive in the way they have approached the situation from the start and in their consideration to ensure Nigel had sufficient time to make such a significant decision," he added.