Smit can't comment on Sharks 'appointment'

John Smit is unable to comment on reports that he will be appointed as the new CEO of the Sharks.

Former Springbok captain and Saracens hooker John Smit. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Former Springbok captain and Saracens hooker John Smit on Wednesday told Eyewitness News Sport he is unable to comment on reports that he will be appointed as the new CEO of Sharks.

A board meeting will be held on Monday to provide clarity on who will take over from Brian van Zyl.

On Wednesday morning, the Mercury reported that Smit will take over when van Zyl steps down.

According to a senior Sharks source, the report is "premature".

Chairperson of the Sharks Board of Directors, Stephen Saad, said, "The Board of the Sharks (Pty) Ltd will be convening on Monday and a media release will be issued on Tuesday."