Frans Ludeke and the Bulls have agreed to go their separate ways.
Ludeke recently stepped down as head coach of the Super Rugby side. The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd has now confirmed that it has reached a full and final settlement with Ludeke.
Ludeke said that although he was leaving the Bulls sooner than anticipated, he was satisfied with what he achieved during his eight-year tenure.
'I was offered an exciting challenge in 2008,' said Ludeke. 'I believe we put together some excellent structures and achieved many great things during the past eight years, those will stand us in good stead in the future.
'I would like to thank the board of directors as well as the Blue Bulls Company as they were always supportive and awarded me this opportunity. I'm closing this chapter in my life as I believe it is the right time to do so, I have no regrets and will fondly cherish every moment spent with the BBC, I want to thank and acknowledge the BBC, players and supporters for my time spent with the team.'
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