Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids is set to vacate his role with the franchise as early as next week according to reports in South Africa.
Davids has been linked to multiple roles in South Africa including roles at the Bulls and Cheetahs, while he was also previously talked up as a potential Springbok coach.
The Cheetahs could lose their head coach to Italy after announcing that he would leave the club to join the Italy coach staff before the Italian Rugby Union denied that he had been offered the head coach role.
According to the Rapport, Deon Davids will leave the Kings as soon as a mutual agreement between him and the franchise’s owners can be reached.
Davids has been in charge of the Kings since 2016 but his side managed just to two victories and a draw in the current Pro14 season and despite that being an improvement on their previous campaign it is believed that the Kings’ new owners are not satisfied with his performance.
The news was furthered confirmed by Kings team manager Thando Manana who tweeted that Davids is set to be given the boot, but there has been no official confirmation from the franchise.
BREAKING NEWS: New Southern Kings consortium to give Deon Davids THE BOOT tomorrow @robertmarawa. An offer was tabled last Friday for him to consider. His contract was set 2 end June 2020. #InterestingTimesAhead pic.twitter.com/9WaXeSdFnU— ThandoManana (@TandoManana) May 14, 2019
It has also been rumoured that there is friction between Davids and the Kings’ new high performance manager Robbie Kempson.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt has been named as a potential replacement for Davids.