Published Thursday, 05 July 2012
Allen Clarke's move back to Ravenhill comes five years after he left Ulster. (© Getty)
Clarke, who was Mark McCall's number two during his previous spell with the province, is to take up the role of Elite Performance Development Manager with Ulster Rugby.
'It has been an honour and a privilege for me to have been involved in such a critical role for Irish Rugby over the past five years," said Clarke.
"I have worked with extraordinarily dedicated people across committees and team managements.
"But above all else so many of the young players I have come in contact with have been truly exceptional in their dedication and desire to progress to the highest levels.
"Ulster Rugby has done extraordinary work, both on and off the field, to develop rugby in the Province and is positioned for further major growth and success in the coming years.
"I look forward to being a part of this dynamic unit and contributing to what will undoubtedly be an exciting time for Ulster Rugby," he added.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys said he was delighted to welcome Clarke to the academy.
"Ulster Rugby recognises the critical importance of investing in the future by developing talent from within and we have, and will continue to devote significant resources in terms of finance, facilities and personnel to this area."
Clarke will working alongside Academy coaches Gary Longwell and former Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin.