PdV: I didn’t quit

Peter de Villiers says that he hasn’t resigned but admits that he won’t be re-applying for the Springbok coaching post when his contract expires on 31 December.

De Villiers said it was the end of the road for him as a coach following South Africa’s defeat to Australia on Sunday. However, he sought to clarify that he did not mean that he would quit his post immediately, as he still has several months left on his contract with Saru.

‘No, I never resigned, I was just saying it was the end of the road. It’s logical, I have a four-year contract and I’ve known all along that this day would come. I will live and die by that contract, which ends in December and then I won’t have a job,’ De Villiers told a news conference.

‘After the match I didn’t feel in control. People want security and I was the only coach at the tournament who didn’t know his future. But the writing is on the wall, I will read it and move on.’

Meanwhile, former Bok coach Jake White has announced that he is interested in leading a new generation of Boks in 2012.