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Allister Coetzee says he is happy to return to Japan after he announced his first coaching job since his controversial exit from the Springboks.

Former Springbok coach Allister Coetzee. Photo: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Allister Coetzee says he is happy to return to Japan after he announced his first coaching job since his controversial exit from the Springboks earlier this year.
On Friday, the former Stormers coach was appointed as head coach of the Canon Eagles.

It’s the second time that Toetie takes up a job in the Japanese Top League after bossing the Kobelco Steelers until 2016.

Coetzee tells the Eagles’ website: “It is a very exciting feeling to return to Japan. During my last job here, I was able to enjoy the culture.

“It is a great honour to be a member of the Canon Eagles with the vision of becoming one of the top teams in Japan’s top league.

“I would like to add my own new values to the advanced and professional environment that the Canon Eagles has. I am looking forward to the challenging new goals with everyone in the team.”