Davies has a track record of encouraging internal progression from the playing squad into coaching roles - Simon Easterby and Mark Jones are examples at the Scarlets - and he is continuing that trend at Gloucester who will be competing in Pool 1 of next season's Amlin Challenge Cup alongside London Irish, Bordeaux-Bègles and Mont-de-Marsan.
"Mike has a lot of valuable experience and great loyalty to Gloucester Rugby and its supporters and understands what it means to be a part of this club," said Davies. "It's important to have people involved that underpin your culture and values as a playing group.
"That investment can stretch beyond rugby performance - it's about harnessing the strength, commitment and drive from people that have an inherent loyalty and ambition for the team and business to succeed in the long-term."
And Davies is in no doubt that Tindall will have a key role to play as he adds a new chapter to an already stellar rugby career. "He will be operating as player and backs coach for me in the coming year. I think he has a very strong tradition and heritage with the club and a very good rugby brain.
"I think it's very important to have a certain amount of continuity at any club with your senior players and I see Mike providing that continuity."