With former All Black coach Wayne Smith revealing that he is considering all his options, he could be the man to take over from Heyneke Meyer.
Smith was involved in the New Zealand camp for their Rugby World Cup titles in 2011 and 2015 and is widely considered to be one of the best in the business.
The Springboks have been without a coach since Meyer stepped down after World Cup last year and the rugby-mad nation is yet to name a replacement. Many beleive the time has come to seek a foreign coach, which would be a first for the two-time world champions.
While reports have linked the Kiwi with Harlequins, he told Radio Sport in New Zealand that he is keeping all his options open.
"No comment really,"quipped the 58-year-old when quizzed about the Harlequins job.
"I'm considering several options regarding my coaching future, whilst also trying to have a short break from the game. I'm a wee way from making any decisions."