The appointment of Les Kiss as a defense coach to the London Irish team comes at a time when the coach, team and management of the club are undergoing a reshuffle. As the new season comes up and the club struggles to maintain its position in the Premiership league, the right kind of coaches and management are vital to bring about a turnaround for the team.
He stated that the one month he spent working with the club and its players had been wonderful, but he would not be able to commit himself as a technical director to the team which is a full time job. He bade the club good luck especially for the young coaches who are working hard for the team and hope that their efforts will show through. Declan Kidney would now be assuming the position of technical director while Less Kiss comes on as head coach of the team. Venter has taken on consultant appointments before as well, such as offering his consultancy services to the Italian team as well as working as a consultant with Springbok.