Cape Town - Former Springbok centre Brendan Venter has been appointed as Director of Rugby at the Sharks.VIDEO: John Smit discusses Plumtree sacking
The Sharks confirmed the news via their official Twitter handle
Venter's role will be effective from the start of the Currie Cup, which starts on August 9.
This is the first appointment made by new Sharks CEO John Smit. Smit and Venter worked together at English club Saracens, where Venter was also Director of Rugby.
Smit also announced that current coach John Plumtree will leave the union at the end of the season. It's still unclear as to who the Sharks' head coach will be.