White’s Montpellier exit confirmed

Date published: September 28 2016

Current Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has been confirmed as Jake White's successor at Montpellier.

Cotter will take over at the end of the season after signing a three-year deal to replace White.

The former Springbok boss, who last term led his side to Challenge Cup success, has been in charge at Altrad Stadium since December 2014.

White's departure is due to Montpellier president Mohed Altrad being unhappy with White for putting himself forward for the England job in 2015.

In August 2016, the Scottish Rugby Union confirmed that Cotter will leave in June 2017, with Gregor Townsend taking over at Murrayfield.

White, 52, has coached South Africa, the Brumbies, the Sharks, Tonga (technical advisor) and Montpellier, since 2007 and led the Boks to a Rugby World Cup win in 2007. His Montpellier side currently sit in third place in the Top 14 after winning four of their first six games.