Tom Walkinshaw confirmed today:
"As a result of the review process, we identified several areas within the operation which could be improved. I will be happy to expand upon these at a Fans Forum which we will announce in due course."
"However, the most significant finding was, that following Dean Ryan's appointment as Director of Rugby, we did not recruit a replacement Head Coach and that this was a major contributing factor in the team's inconsistent performances on the pitch."
"Accordingly, we have taken immediate action to recruit a Head Coach for Gloucester Rugby. We did consider bringing in a new Head Coach from outside the club but we're looking at evolution and not revolution and feel that Bryan is absolutely the right man for the job."
"Bryan has been at the club now for three seasons. His playing record speaks for itself and, as a coach, he has quickly earned the respect of the playing squad and his peers."
"Bryan is extremely excited to be appointed Head Coach of such a big club and he will review the squad and add his own stamp in due course."
"He will continue to be supported by Carl Hogg and Denis Betts and I am sure you will join me in wishing him well in his new role."