Davies confirmed to 'take Gloucester forward'
Gloucester have moved to fill the void left by Bryan Redpath by appointing Nigel Davies as their new director of rugby.
Redpath had resigned from the post back in April and has since taken over the position at Sale Sharks.
Former Wales international Davies had been in charge at Llanelli-based Scarlets since May 2008 but has decided the time is right to move on and has signed a deal at Kingsholm.
The 47-year-old, who is set to be replaced at Scarlets by Simon Easterby, will begin work at Gloucester after a pre-arranged visit to South Africa for the Junior World Cup.
"We are really delighted to appoint Nigel," managing director Ken Nottage told The Citizen newspaper.
"In my dealings with Nigel, every time I have met him I am more and more sure that he is absolutely the right man for the job at Gloucester.
"He was very attracted to this club, and he sees it as something that will develop him as a coach further.
"The Premiership is a highly-regarded league and Gloucester is a highly-regarded club. It is good to have a quality coach come in to take our squad forward."