Deans not interested in Stormers job

Date published: July 9 2015

World XV coach Robbie Deans has poured cold water on suggestions that he will be taking over the reins as the Stormers' new coach.

Deans admitted that he spoke to the Stormers' Director of Rugby Gert Smal but said there wasn't an official offer from the Cape Town-based outfit or any South African franchises.

"Not South African ones, no," he explained. 

"I had a brief conversation with Gert (Smal, Stormers Director of Rugby). I actually do a bit of work with some of the guys from down here like (current Western Province defence coach) Paul Treu. 

"I take an interest in the game.

"I won't be accepting the Stormers role, if that's your question. But it's a great opportunity for somebody. There's a real talent pool here. The Stormers will win Super Rugby at some point."

The former Wallabies boss said he wouldn't be coaching in South Africa as his current position with the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan and that job's location suited his family. 

Deans doesn't believe that there's a shortage of South African candidates to coach at Super Rugby level.

"I don't think there's a shortage," he added.

"Someone will show you that they're ready for it."