Boucher has been named as South Africa’s head coach till 2023. The announcement was made by the interim director of cricket Graeme Smith on Saturday.
Smith said, “I have brought Boucher on board because I feel he will bring the toughness to turn a young and inexperienced Proteas squad into a battle-ready outfit.
“With his experience of a long career as an international cricketer he has first hand experience of what it takes to succeed in the Test arena.”
Enoch Nkwe will assist Boucher. The new coaching team will begin its job against England later this month.
Jacques Kallis is reportedly set to be named batting coach of the team.