Former South Africa coach Jake White is being lined up as the new manager of Top 14 club Montpellier, according to a report in L’Equipe.
The 51-year-old, who led the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007, is said by a well-informed source to have inked a six-month contract.
“White’s coming with a view to being in charge of the team completely,” the source told L’Equipe, with Montpellier struggling this season.
“He will be above (Fabien) Galthie. He will have the role of manager, that is what has been negotiated.”
Such a move would put Galthie under real pressure even after the team recently ended a poor run of results with victory over Toulouse.
The same source believes that White’s presence would possibly force Galthie to walk away, which would cost Montpellier less of a pay out.
White, who coached the Brumbies before leaving to be closer to his family in Cape Town, recently was boss at the Sharks before resigning.