Jake White could make a quick return to rugby coaching with Japan coach Eddie Jones keen to secure his services with the Brave Blossoms.
It was announced yesterday that White would be parting ways with the Sharks after a single season in Durban.
White and Jones worked together with South Africa during the successful 2007 World Cup campaign when the Australian helped the squad in a consulting role.
And the roles could be reversed this time, with Jones in charge of Japan, and eager to bring in White although he admits the South African will be in high demand.
“He is going to do some consultancy, I just don’t know where,” Jones told Kyodo News.
“If we are able to find a position for him then he would add enormous experience.
“I have chatted with him and if the opportunity arose then we would look at it seriously. But a lot depends on budget and whether there is a role for him within the team we have.
“We haven’t made an offer as yet but that’s not to say we won’t.”
White was also seen chatting to members of the Australian team that played in Cape Town this weekend, having worked with a lot of them during his time with the Brumbies.