Allister Coetzee's reign as the Springboks' head coach has ended by mutual contest, South Africa Rugby has confirmed.
Speculation over Coetzee's future heightened after reports in South African media emerged with details of a scathing letter he was said to have sent to SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux.
It was confirmed on Friday that Coetzee, appointed as Heyneke Meyer's successor in April 2016, has left his role with immediate effect.
SA Rugby revealed that a new coaching and management team will be confirmed later this month.
Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby: "First and foremost we had to assess what is in the best interests of the Springboks. We'd like to thank Allister for his passion and dedication to the Springbok cause and wish him every success in his next role."-- South African Rugby (@Springboks) February 2, 2018