USA Eagles head coach will be released from his contract, to take up the Bulls job. 

Mitchell will still coach the Eagles in the remainder of the World Cup Qualifiers. The former Allblack coach will coach Blue Bulls in this years Currie Cup and 2018 Super Rugby. 

Blue Bulls Board preferred John Mitchell over hot favourite Johan Van Graan, son of the Bulls CEO, Barend. 

Lets take a look at John Mitchells coaching career: 

1994–1995
1996
1996–1999
1997–2000
1999–2000
2000
2000–2001
2001–2003
2004–2005
2006–2010
2010–2012
2011–2012
2012
2013–2014
2016–
Fraser Tech
Ireland (Forwards coach)
Sale Sharks
England (Forwards coach)
London Wasps (Asst. coach)
Waikato B
Chiefs
New Zealand
Waikato
Western Force
Golden Lions
Lions
Sale Sharks (Director of Rugby)
UKZN
United States (current)