Brian Evans believes the New Zealand women's rugby team will benefit from having a new coach.
After five years in charge of the Black Ferns, Evans has decided to move on from his role following their fifth placing at this year's World Cup.
He says he considered carrying on, but believes leaving is a better option.
He says after two World Cups through five years, he feels he's driven by new challenges and the team probably needs a new voice.
Brian Evans says women's rugby is tracking well, and he's grateful to New Zealand Rugby for putting adequate resources into his programmes.