After retiring as a player Bryan joined Gloucester as Backs Coach under Dean Ryan and was promoted to Head Coach in June 2009. Born in Galashiels in 1971 played 60 times for Scotland and represented his country in two World Cups (1999 and 2003)
Sale Sharks' Chief Executive Steve Diamond said, "Anybody who knows what happened at our club in the last 15 months will be aware that we termed it 'Year Zero', and that was just the start. Looking to the future we have a number of good players joining us. What I've always wanted since returning to the club was a proven coach in the Aviva Premiership, and in Bryan Redpath that's exactly what we've got.
"Bryan became available from Gloucester at the end of last season. As soon as he did, we were keen to talk to him. Following our discussions he agreed to be our Director of Rugby, and we are delighted.
"We said last year that we wanted to put together a 'no ego' team, full of enthusiasm. We wanted to play the way we stated from minute one and we ended up with Rob Miller as the Aviva Premiership's top try scorer and qualified for the Heineken Cup. A big year for us, really."
Redpath said, "There have been a few changes here. Seven years away coaching down at Gloucester has been great for me and it's great to come back up. There are still a few 'old' faces hanging around! I'm delighted with the move and am looking forward to the challenge ahead.
"It's a great move for the club to be playing at the new stadium at Salford, which is bigger and has easy access. We need to make it somewhere special for Sale Sharks - the venue definitely looks as though it's going to be good for us.
Asked about fellow Scot Richie Gray, Redpath commented, "For such a young man, he's grown up pretty quickly over the last year and a half. He's someone who'll love playing here. He'll love the character of the club. It's not just about your own personal development, it's enhancing the 'feelgood factor' around the club. That's hugely important for me as well.
"Where can it end up? I don't know. When I first came here, Brian Kennedy talked about winning the Premiership. The club did that in six years. I want to be successful as an individual. I want to be successful with Sale Sharks."