Heyneke Meyer has reiterated his intention to help South African rugby in the future.
Meyer, who last week resigned from his stint at Leicester, told Sondag he will be launching a project in the next few months, but didn’t disclose exact details. However, he did express his will to get involved in coaching in the country to make the Boks “unbeatable”.
“I realised that this is a great country and if I can serve rugby in any way going forward, it would be an honour to do so,” Meyer told Sondag. “I am at the age where I want to give something back to the country and the sport. We have great athletes here, we have the players. We just need to get the right structures in place and we will be unbeatable.”
Meyer has not made any decisions on his future.
“There have been a number of offers, but it was a difficult decision to come back and I don’t want to make any hasty decisions.”
Meyer lavished praise on the English club, but said the illnesses of his wife’s parents meant he couldn’t concentrate on his coaching role.
“I always said that if a player cannot give me 100 percent effort, 100 percent of the time, then he can’t play for me. The same principle counts for me. I could not focus 100 percent on my coaching there and I needed to make a decision. It was a difficult one to make, because I had an unbelievable time coaching there,” said Meyer.
“Leicester is a great club and we had just started with a big vision. We had just started down a path but they will still do well and are on the right road. They qualified for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup and are placed well in the Guinness Premiership.”