Michael Klinger will extend his partnership with Gloucestershire to a seventh season after agreeing to return to his captain in Vitality T20 Blast next year.
Klinger, who no longer plays cricket first class, will also assume a coaching role with the club as a batting coach in all formats in preparation and during the Blast.
Gloucestershire reached the quarterfinals in this year's tournament before being knocked out by eventual Worcestershire winners. Klinger comfortably was his top scorer with 431 runs at 35.91 and a strike rate of 114.93.
"This is my seventh year at the club and I love the players, the staff and the fans, and I'm looking forward to once again trying to take a step beyond this season and reach the final," he said. "I am particularly anxious to take on the role of batting coach in and for the T20 tournament."
Gloucestershire CEO Will Brown said: "He is an inspiration to teammates and supporters, and his skills as a hitter and captain have shone in all the years he has played for the club."
we are very excited that he will share more of his knowledge with his role as a batting coach; With an exciting young squad, Maxy is in an ideal position to help them develop further. "