White eyes another RWC title

2013-09-30 12:25
Jake White (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White has revealed that he has his eye on winning another Rugby World Cup title.

White, who led the Springboks to their World Cup triumph in 2007, was granted an early release from his four-year contract at the Australian Brumbies franchise last week.

He is expected to be named as the Sharks Director of Coaching from next year.

The deal will reportedly be for two years which would allow him to leave the union at the end of 2015 to possibly coach an international side.

White’s resignation came as a shock in Australia after he had taken the Brumbies from 13th place in 2011 to seventh in his debut Super Rugby season in 2012, and guided the team to the Super Rugby final this year where they were beaten by the Chiefs.

His ambitions to coach international rugby, coupled with the fact that his sons are at school in South Africa, all contributed to his decision to call it quits in Australia.

He lost out on the Australia coaching job to Reds coach Ewen McKenzie in July.

"My first prize is I just want to get back into international rugby, so my view is that I have to try and find a way," White told SAPA.

"I want to be involved with rugby and I want to win another World Cup. I am happy to help anybody but I am South African.

"I am in the job of coaching and I want to coach rugby. I’ve made it quite clear with the Australians - there was an opportunity and the door was closed and the landscape has now changed."

The 50-year-old coach said he was pleased the Brumbies had agreed to release him of his contract, but the conditions of his release still needed to be resolved.

"I’ve got a release which is fantastic but I just have to work out all the legalities around that release because I want to coach," White said.

"Obviously they are going to make some constraints about the fact that if I leave they must be happy.

"I just want to make sure there is a win-win situation for everybody. I don’t want to upset anybody. I am happy to move on but I just want to make sure the club is happy."

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