Springboks

Coetzee can be sacked with no ‘golden handshake’

2017-11-20 11:45
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - National coach Allister Coetzee could be sacked even if the Springboks remain unbeaten for the remainder of their European tour.

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This past weekend’s 18-17 win over France in Paris was Coetzee’s 10th victory in 23 Tests, which equates to a 43% win-ratio.

According to Sunday newspaper Rapport, the performance clause in Coetzee’s contract states that he needs to maintain a 65% win-ratio.

Failure would allow SA Rugby to relieve him of his duties without a so-called “golden handshake”.

Even if the Boks were to win their remaining matches on tour against Italy and Wales, Coetzee would still be well below - at 48% - the required win percentage to survive.

According to the Afrikaans newspaper’s sources, Coetzee is not going to survive when his contract is reviewed in December.

It is believed that the record 38-3 defeat to Ireland earlier this month was the final blow to Coetzee’s hopes of staying in charge of the national team.

During Coetzee's tenure, the Boks made history for the wrong reasons.

These "records" include:

- First ever defeat to Ireland in South Africa

- First ever away defeat to Argentina

- First ever defeat to Italy

- Worst ever year in Springbok history - 4 wins from 12 Tests

- Most points ever conceded against New Zealand (57) in both 2016 and 2017

- Biggest margin of defeat ever against New Zealand (57-0)

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