European Challenge Cup quarter-finalists Saracens, have announced that Eddie Jones will step down as Director of Rugby at the end of the current season.
The former Wallabies Head Coach and adviser to the victorious World Cup winning South African side will be replaced by former London Irish coach and Springbok international, Brendan Venter during the summer.
Eddie Jones said: "After careful consideration, I have decided to leave Saracens at the end of the current season. My reasons are entirely personal. I have greatly enjoyed my time with Saracens extending back to 2006 and I wish the directors, staff and players well in the future. Naturally I remain 100% committed to the Saracens cause and eagerly look forward to building on the progress we have made this season and ensuring we challenge for a top 4 finish in the Premiership and maintain our strong momentum in the European Challenge Cup."
Nigel Wray, Saracens chairman said: "Obviously we are all very disappointed to lose Eddie, but we are very grateful for all his hard work, inspiration and the terrific structural changes he has made at the club."
Saracens remain unbeaten in this season's European Challenge Cup and will host Newcastle Falcons in the quarter-finals on Sunday, 12 April.