Jake set for French stint

Jake White will become the manager of struggling French club Montpellier.

According to French sports newspaper L'Equipe, the former Springbok, Brumbies and Sharks coach has signed a six-month contract.

Montpellier recently suffered a seven-match losing streak which ended with a narrow win over Toulouse last Saturday. They are currently sixth on the Top 14 log, 11 points off leaders and defending champions Toulon.

'White is coming with a view to being in charge of the team completely,' said L'Equipe's source. 'He will be above [head coach Fabien] Galthie. He will have the role of manager, that is what has been negotiated.'

A close friend claims the under-pressure Galthie will feel the appointment has pushed him into a corner where he has no option but to resign.

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Simon Borchardt