"I want to be director of rugby in South Africa," White told Die Burger.
"I don't want to get rich from SA Rugby.
"I don't want to be in the limelight and I'm not looking for the pressures that go with it. I've had my turn.
"All I'd like to do is help. That's what I have always wanted to do."
White's successor as head coach, Peter de Villiers, has come under increasing pressure following successive home defeats to the All Blacks and the Wallabies, despite having only held the top job since January.
White has added to that pressure by questioning de Villiers' tactics and selection policy and suggesting that the players are struggling to come to terms with a new game plan.
"There are too many forwards standing around in the backline.
"They try to do half of what we did, and half of their own thing. Half of everything leaves you with nothing.
"Schalk Burger was, until recently, the best player in the world. Now he is replaced during a match by Luke Watson. I don't understand that."