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Gloucester have sacked director of rugby Nigel Davies after a disappointing season. The Cherry and Whites finished in ninth place in the Premiership with just eight wins from 22 games and lost to relegated Worcester on Saturday. Davies leaves Kingsholm after two years in charge.
Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan said: "Following extensive discussions between members of the Gloucester Rugby board with regards to the future direction of the playing department, the club has decided to part company with Director of Rugby Nigel Davies.
"It has been a tremendously difficult decision to reach. Nigel is a man who I personally have come to like and respect very much during my time at the club. "
"He has worked tirelessly at his role over the past two seasons, he has been an excellent ambassador for the club and understands the expectation and levels we need to be performing at."
"However, playing performances and results during 2013-14 were a big disappointment to everyone at the club, As a result, the board has decided that the future interests of the team would be best served with a different individual in charge of team affairs."
"We have clear aspirations to be a top four side and that must drive our decision making process."
"The search for Nigel's successor begins today, and we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to find the right man for the job."
For more on this go to Gloucester Rugby's website