WATCH - Rassie Erasmus gives frank response to question regarding his Munster future
Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is refusing to close the door on a possible role with the Springboks.
Recent reports suggest that defence coach Jacques Nienaber, who arrived with him from South Africa, may be poised to take over at Munster during the summer.
Speaking ahead of Munster's Champions Cup semi-final clash with reigning European champions Saracens, Erasmus, who has been coy on the subject previously, made his position quite clear.
"There's really nothing happening on that front," he said.
"I'm signed here with Munster, and one day I would really want to go to back to South Africa, and I would never close that door totally on myself.
"I would like to go and coach the Springboks, if I'm good enough, one day.
Here's Erasmus on his future. More at 5.30 pic.twitter.com/jiy9Qg5tN0— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) April 17, 2017
"So that's why it's not a straight-out 'no'. Because there's always chat, and some of my friends are still there, so I wouldn't stand here and say 'no, I would never go back'. Because one day I would like to go back."