Aviva Premiership: Paul Moriarty departs Gloucester after sacking of Nigel Davies
Gloucester's defence coach Paul Moriarty has left the club after the departure of rugby director Nigel Davies.
Last Updated: 13/05/14 10:43am
The departure of Davies was confirmed on Monday following a poor season which saw the Cherry and Whites finish ninth in the Aviva Premiership and fail to progress from the group stages of the Heineken Cup.
Moriarty was one of Davies' first appointments in July 2012 as they resumed their partnership after a spell together at the Llanelli-based Scarlets, but his contract will not be renewed by Gloucester.
"Firstly, I would like to thank Paul for all his efforts over the past two seasons," said Gloucester chief executive Stephen Vaughan.
"He has worked incredibly hard at the role. No-one can fault his application and dedication.
"However, defence is one of the most important facets of the modern game and we plan to introduce a new approach and philosophy in that area.
"Accordingly, we feel that with a new director of rugby being sought, it's only right and proper that we allow that individual to have a say in the recruitment of new coaches.
"Paul is now out of contract, and we have informed him that his contract will not be renewed.
"He is naturally disappointed, but understands the rationale. We would like to wish him well for the future."
Reports have suggested that Newport Gwent Dragons coaches Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones are in the frame to take charge at Kingsholm.