Meyer stepped down as coach of the Springboks before the end of his contract which would have expired in December 2015. The Springboks narrowly lost against the All Blacks in the semi final and ended up with bronze medals when they defeated Argentina in the third and fourth play-off game. Many believed that Meyer knew that changes of his contract being extended was slim and he jumped ship before they threw him off.
It has been reported that he has started negotiations with Top League sides Canon Eagles and DoCoMo Red Hurricanes, but nothing formal has been agreed upon.
Meyer stated that he wanted to get involved in rugby again as soon as possible and Europe is also likely.
Meyer took over the coaching from Pieter De Villiers after the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand after he made the Bulls the only side in South Africa that could win the Super Rugby title ( 3 times). He was also successful in the Vodacom Cup, Currie Cup and had a stint at the Leicester Tigers between 2008 and 2009.
Only Nick Mallett has a better record as Springbok coach than Meyer post amateur era. Meyer and White have is tied as the second bets Springbok coach in the professional era with 66% winning record.
Personally it will be sad to see yet another South African coach move outside South African borders to coach as we are in a time where South Africa does not have many experience coaches around. In some way SA Rugby and the franchises needs to keep these coaches in South Africa so that we can also see proper developing of our coaches.