Heyneke Meyer, the former Springbok coach, has resigned as head coach for Stade Francais.

Meyer has come under heavy fire after his side could only manage two wins out of nine matches so far this season.

There was reports saying he was fired on Tuesday but at the end Meyer was the one that decided it is time to leave the club.

“It has been an honour to coach the club,” Meyer, 52, said in a statement.

“I have had a great life experience coaching Stade Francais and I have loved my time in Paris.

“It has always been my intention to do what is best for this great club,” he added.

Just last week the owner of Stade gave his full support to Meyer but it seems that Meyer relized that when you loose the change-room you loose the ability to change things.

Reports suggest that former players in Julien Arias and Laurent Sempéré will take over the 14-time French champions on a temporary basis.

It is also believed that Meyer’s assistants Pieter de Villiers, South African Dewald Senekal, English defence coach John McFarland and South African Ricardo Loubscher will also leave the club.

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  1. Hopefully neither Hak Hak, nor his assistants will feature in any SA side. Please keep especially Pieter de Villiers away from the Bok team – Proudfoot is doing more than well!

  2. @Bekke: No, they can all go and coach at Zee Bulls – and bring sommer Matfield and Bakkies back from retirement, and let Mof Steyn (with his fake tackling) inspire your snor-brigade.

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