Now without a post, the man who led the Bulls to Super 14 glory in 2007 admits he has been presented with several opportunities to resume his coaching career in South Africa.
"There have been a number of offers, but it was a difficult decision to come back and I don't want to make any hasty decisions," said Meyer, who took Leicester into the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup and the play-off places in the Guinness Premiership before his official departure.
Having missed out on the Springbok job to Peter de Villiers just over a year ago, Meyer walked away from rugby suggesting that he would not return to coaching in South Africa. However, his time in England appears to have altered that mindset and the 42-year-old is now keen to help his country in whatever way he can.
"South Africa is a wonderful country and I really missed the country and the people while I was away. My heart is always here," added Meyer.
"I am at the age where I want to give something back to the country and the sport.
"If I can serve rugby in any way going forward, it would be an honour to do so."
Whether or not Meyer does play a role at club or international level when the Lions arrive in May, he was some worrying news for the rest of the world's rugby-playing nations.
Meyer believes that the Springboks do not just have what it takes to beat the Lions this summer - they have all the attributes to become world beaters year on year.
"We have great athletes here. We have the players," explained Meyer.
"We just need to get the right structures in place and we will be unbeatable."