Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that Ulster coach David Humphreys will become the club's new director of rugby.
The 42-year-old will take charge at Kingsholm Stadium when Gloucester and Ulster agree the terms of his release, something that the Aviva Premiership club believe will happen "shortly".
Humphreys spent 10 years as a player with Ulster before becoming their coach after his retirement in 2008.
"His background as an international player in the professional era, and subsequent experiences as director of rugby mean that he has the ideal skill set for the role," Gloucester CEO Stephen Vaughan told the club's official website.
"With the signings that we have made ahead of next season, allied to the retention work we carried out and the continuing investment in ensuring we have a high performance environment, the playing department looks in great shape. And we now have the ideal person in David to shape this and drive us forward."
Gloucester finished last season in ninth place in the Aviva Premiership table.