Gloucester Rugby Head Coach Johan Ackermann has left the club to take up a job in Japan.
The South African, who has been at Kingsholm for the past 3 seasons, will join Red Hurricanes in July.
The club says it has "discussed a new coaching structure for the playing department, and will make an announcement about it once the appropriate consultations have taken place."
Ackermann joined the Cherry and Whites at the start of the 2017/18 season.
The 49 year-old and led the team to the final of the European Challenge Cup and a seventh place finish in the Premiership at the end of the first campaign.