Russell Domingo, who took over from Gary Kirsten as the Proteas coach has admitted that his tenure could have reached its end.
With his contract expiring at the end of the month, Domingo has reflected on doing the best he could despite the challenges he faced.
He admits that his successor will have to find the right combinations in Test cricket, sport24 mentions.
Domingo said: "There are definite holes in the Test side that need bit a of attention, some tinkering which must take place.
"But I've loved my time. For a team that has a lot of challenges we've done okay.
"It's been tricky. I took over a side that was established, then lost a lot of players, went through a dip, re-established some, lost a few players again, we sort of established something again, but then we lost Dale, Vernon and AB and that sets you back a little bit more."
He however expressed his desire to continue to serve cricket in his home country, saying: "I'd like to stay in South African cricket. I've got a young family, my roots are in South Africa, my family's in South Africa, I want to stay in South Africa.
"Whichever level I coach at, that's my job, that's what I love doing and as long as I can play some part in South African cricket I'll be glad to stay."
Responding to his contract which will expire at the end of August, he said: "[I’ll] try and find employment‚ I suppose‚ once I’ve had a discussion with [officials]. From what I’m reading, I’m assuming my time’s done."