www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk head coach Dean Ryan, who is currently progressing the squad's first full-week of pre-season, said: "We won't be commenting on the specifics of the departure. The Club is now in the process of recruiting a high-level full-time defence coach."
Ellis joined Gloucester for the 2001/02 season after coaching in France in the 1990s. The former rugby league player moved to the West Country when Phillipe Saint-Andre was director of rugby. Ellis has combined his role at Gloucester with his duties for the French national side.