Allister Coetzee has denied Johann van Graan's request to be released from his Springbok contract.
The Telegraph reported on Saturday that the Springbok forwards coach would be appointed as Bath's interim head coach.
However, Van Graan will not be going anywhere, according to the new Bok coach.
'Johann is a person of integrity,' Coetzee told Rapport. 'After an English club contacted him, he constantly kept myself and [SA Rugby CEO] Jurie Roux informed.
'I have great respect and appreciation for his contribution as a coach. That is the reason I gave him when I told him he is not going anywhere.'
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