Cape Town - Leopards coach Robert du Preez has been linked with a coaching role at the Sharks.
A newspaper report on Wednesday indicated that the former Springbok scrumhalf will coach the Sharks during next year's Currie Cup competition, while also assisting Gary Gold during Super Rugby next year.
The report indicated that Du Preez, 52, will start his job in Durban on November 1.
The Sharks did not respond when contacted by Sport24 about official confirmation on the matter on Wednesday.
Du Preez will hope to leave the Leopards on a high when they tackle the SWD Eagles in the Absa Currie Cup First Division final in Potchefstroom on Thursday.
Kick-off is at 18:00.
Du Preez, who has also coached NWU-Pukke in the Varsity Cup, played seven Tests for the Springboks between 1992 and 1993.
His twin sons - Dan and Jean-Luc - currently play for the Sharks, while his other son, Robert, is the Western Province flyhalf.