Cape Town - In one of South African rugby's worst keep secrets, Allister Coetzee was on Tuesday unveiled as the new Springbok coach.
Coetzee, who coached Western Province and the Stormers between 2008 and 2015, has been handed a four-year contract that will run until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The 52-year-old had been tipped for the position ever since the decision was taken not to renew previous coach Heyneke Meyer's contract in December last year.
After leaving the Stormers, Coetzee had taken up a post in Japan with the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.
Coetzee's first game in charge of the Springboks will be in Cape Town on Saturday, June 11 against Ireland at Newlands.