Though I agree that nepotism is rampant in SA on all levels, Graeme Joffe has a obsession with 'SA Sports Mafia'. The only point that I will be concerned about is the IT outsourcing contract. Stick being brought back, uhm, it is obvious. I don't like Jurie Roux, never did, and I would like to see Rassie replace him down the line someday.
Cape Town - It is believed that Allister Coetzee’s explosive letter to the SA Rugby top brass almost cost him his job in Japan.
In January, Coetzee sent a 19-page document via his legal representatives to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux in a bid to show that almost all of the problems during his two-year tenure were due to external factors.
When it became clear that Coetzee would lose his job as Springbok coach, he was linked with the head coaching role at Japanese club Canon Eagles.
According to Netwerk24, Coetzee will be named head coach of the Canon Eagles in April, but his letter to SA Rugby almost put a spanner in the works.
The Afrikaans website is reporting that the Japanese club was “uncomfortable” after he sent the explosive letter to SA Rugby.
It is believed that Coetzee had to fly to Tokyo to “save” his job at the Canon Eagles.
Coetzee previously coached the Kobelco Steelers in Japan before becoming Springbok coach in 2016.
That depends whether it was an open-letter to SARU and or whether there may now be legalities. Canon is involved with RWC 2019, so they will see it as a complication. As I have it, Canon is still undecisive on the matter.
Maybe they will tell him, Coetzee, to commit Sudoku
Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League’s Canon Eagles
Allister Coetzee will take over as head coach of Canon Eagles, the Japan Top League side announced Friday.
The 54-year-old South African ran Kobe Kobelco Steelers during the 2015-2016 season before taking over as head coach of the Springboks in early 2016. Coetzee was relieved of his Springbok duties in February after having gone 11-12 with two draws in 25 tests.
According to Jake White, a former Springbok boss who took over the Top League’s Toyota Verblitz, South Africa Rugby Union management’s failure to adequately support many of its national team coaches was a principle cause of Coetzee’s poor results.