Pote Human was affirmed as head coach of the Bulls’ Super Rugby group at a public interview in Pretoria on Tuesday.
Human, who had assumed the responsibility of the Blue Bulls in the year’s Currie Cup, will assume control over the opening left by New Zealander John Mitchell, who has joined England as their defensive coach.
The Pretoria-franchise also confirmed the appointment of Alan Zondagh as their director of rugby.
Zondagh, who signed a three-year deal at the Bulls, coached Eastern Province and Western Province in the 1990s before leaving for England where he coached London Scottish. He was also the Director of Rugby at Saracens and later fulfilled the same role at Boland. In recent years, he has run the Rugby Performance Centre (RPC) in Riebeek West in the Western Cape.
It’s no secret that the Bulls were eager to appoint former Springbok lock Victor Matfield as head coach, but an agreement could not be reached between the two parties.
Southern Kings coach Deon Davids was also in the running but was not the preferred candidate.
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) December 11, 2018