George Skivington, Gloucester head coach has signed a “long-term contract” to commit his future to the club.
Skivington (39), joined the Cherry and Whites as forwards coach for London Irish in June 2020.
After spells at Wasps Leicester London Irish, and Leicester Leicester, the former lock had to retire from playing due to injury in 2016.
“I'm enormously grateful to the club because they gave me this contract. Skivington confirmed that the club had taken a gamble on me.
“There were better-known coaches they could have chosen, which would have been the easiest option for people's perceptions.
“My ambition is for them to be right, to show them that they hired the right guy. And I'll keep doing that.” We want to make the club a success year after year.”
Although Gloucester came 11th in Skivington’s Premiership, it was his first year as the helm. They are currently in fifth, having pushed hard for the top four playoff spots for most the campaign.
Skivington wants to build a culture around the success of this team's driving machine, which has become the most formidable in league.
He previously stated that “It's probably one of the best areas in the game for showing just how tight you are as an entire group,” BBC Sport had told him.
Lance Bradley, Gloucester's chief executive officer, stated that the team has a long-term vision of success on and off the field. George has also made and continues to contribute significantly towards that goal.”