Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the newest coach for South Africa's national rugby team on Tuesday.
Coetzee's appointment has received a warm welcome from various sectors of the rugby fraternity, after the resignation of Heyneke Meyer in 2015.
702's John Robbie spoke to the newly-appointed coach about the road ahead for him with in his new position.
Listen to the interview below:
I am humbled by the opportunity. It's been a long time coming. I'm really excited to be working with the people of South Africa.— Allister Coetzee, newly-appoint Springboks coach
This is the right time. I've learnt a lot, I have grown as a coach and as a human being. I got a new perspective of how they [Japan] see us as a country.— Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach
We are in a unique position as South Africa. I see it as a massive challenge for us as South Africans.— Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach
Coetzee is seasoned rugby player and coach. He will be leaving the Kobe Steelers in Japan for the top job in world rugby.
I am concerned if we don't change our mindset, I am concerned if we don't change our approach to coaching the young players in our country.— Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach