Cape Town - Former Springbok No 8 Shaun Sowerby is reportedly set to join Jake White at French Top 14 club, Montpellier.
Reports in French media on Monday stated that Montpellier had informed head coach Fabien Galthie that his services were no longer required.
White is expected to take over as head coach, with Sowerby reported to be named forwards coach, with former France international Stephane Glas in charge of the backline.
It was last week reported that White would come in on six-month consultancy basis with Galthie to stay on in his role.
However with Galthie sacked, White would now be in complete charge, Rugby365 reports.
Sowerby, who played a single Test for the Springboks in 2002, was forwards coach of the EP Kings this past season.
He captained the Sharks in 2003 before moving to France in 2004, where he played for Stade Francais, Toulouse and Grenoble.
Montpellier were beaten 27-9 by bottom club Castres in Top 14 action on Sunday and have won just one of their last nine matches.
They are currently eighth on the log, 13 points behind new leaders Stade Francais who defeated French and European champions Toulon 30-6.