It has been reported that the South African Rugby Union will appoint Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus’s coach before the Christmas break.
And because Erasmus will still be heavily involved, the Kings consultant believes Nienaber will be the perfect fit.
He tells Rapport: “He [Erasmus] doesn’t have the personality to just step back.
“He’s just going to take some pressure off himself. I know Jacques well.
“We’ve had long discussions on the game and our philosophies, which differ.
“But after our discussions we gained a lot of respect for each other.”