The Melbourne Rebels have got their man, with Dave Wessels signing on as the new coach of the club.
In a statement released shortly after the news broke, Wessels confirmed that "unfinished business" in Super Rugby was his main reason behind rejecting Munster and choosing to stay in Australia.
The 36-year-old South African impressed in his debut season with the Western Force, but the club was subsequently cut from Super Rugby, leaving Wessels in limbo.
The former defensive consultant went on to explain how, in spite of the residual bitterness in Perth that the Rebels survived while his former club, the Western Force, were forced out of Super Rugby, he perceived the current narrative as "Force and the Rebels against the rest of Australian rugby".
"My dream has always been to coach professional rugby and it's Australian rugby that's given me that opportunity", Wessels told The Australian.
"We're finalising an exciting group of coaches and players who will not only contribute to building an enviable and winning culture at the club, but who will progress us towards that ultimate goal".
"I'm excited about the prospect of coaching in Melbourne as the Rebels share numerous characteristics I have grown to love from my time in Western Australia", Wessels said."Their players and fans have shared our uncertainty over the past couple of months and we are the "outsiders" of the traditional powers in Australian rugby".
Munster's search for a successor to Rassie Erasmus will continue after it was confirmed David Wessels has agreed to coach the Melbourne Rebels.
Wessels is a highly-rated coach, having transformed the Force from Australia's worst Super Rugby side to finishing second overall in the season just gone.
He is regarded as one of the best young minds in world rugby and seen by some as a possible Wallabies coach in the future.
Speaking to reporters in Johannesburg before the appointment was confirmed, Cheika said Wessels had done an "outstanding job" in Perth. "I would really like to see them stay in Australian rugby for sure".
"Not that I have been spying on his sessions or anything".