He outnumbered ex-Boks coach Peter De Villiers, and other sought-after candidates to take the post.
The announcement was made at High Performance Center, Cape Town earlier today by the South African Rugby Union.
Meyer’s former employees Blue Bulls let the cat out the bag this week when they ‘soulfully’ declared that SARU headhonchos were at their offices, Loftus Stadium this week for finalization of talks.
Meyer is now former Blue Bulls director of rugby. His contract is stipulated for five years’.
According to press release from the Union, a statement said it will not stand in his way if he agrees to replace Peter de Villiers as the national coach.
The Bulls are reported to have been disappointed with the latest news but, further wished him well in his new and arduous task with the ‘Boks.
Meyer job comes with much dented image- so to speak- as a result of the Boks failing dismally to defend the Webb Ellis Cup last year, and losing matches they were not supposed to.
With the Tri Nations beckoning in SA this year, it would be seen whether Meyer would recall the tried and tested Houggard and Victor Matfield in an effort to reclaim the pride of the Boks.