The Waratahs will have a new Super Rugby coach for the 2013 Super Rugby season after coach Michael Foley decided to call it a day and leave the New South Wales province.
Foley handed in his resignation on Tuesday following a difficult 2012 Super Rugby season which saw the Waratahs win four matches out of sixteen.
"I'd like to thank the organisation and team for their support throughout my time here, particularly over the past season," said Foley.
"While it's been a challenging season for everyone, being involved over the last four years has been extremely rewarding, particularly being part of a team that was able to play in two finals series.
"I believe that the squad and organisation has the potential to turn it around and I wish everyone the best for next season."
Speaking on behalf of the Waratahs Rugby Board, Al Baxter said, "On behalf of everyone involved with the Waratahs, I would like to thank Michael Foley for his dedication and commitment to the team and the organisation, not just over the past year but throughout his time with the province.
"We wish him and his family all the best for the future."
The Waratahs Rugby Board will now oversee the process of appointing a new head coach.
"We firmly believe that this position is a highly sought-after role and will begin the appointment process with immediate effort," added Baxter.