Gibson will replace South African Charl Langeveldt who had resigned in December 2019.
Ottis Gibson will not be the coach for the South African team's tour of India starting in September.
Gibson's contract as head coach is set to expire in September this year but he made it clear that he would want to stay on to help South Africa rebuild.
Ottis Gibson said that de Villiers, who had retired from international cricket in May 2018, had spoken with captain Faf du Plessis and later Gibson about making a comeback into the squad.
South Africa head coach Ottis Gibson, during the successful Test series against India, emphasised the idea of playing four pacers more often in the longest format of the game.
South Africa were forced to bring in fresh faces and Gibson was impressed with the likes of Dala, Heinrich Klaasen and Christiaan Jonker.
Gibson said they want a resumption of play in the third Test but the conditions should be safe for batting.
The hosts went into the Newlands Test with their strongest quartet of seamers -- Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.
Domingo, who served as the national coach for four years, has finally accepted his fate after months of speculation.
With Ottis Gibson set to replace Russell Domingo as the Proteas head coach, Smith is hesitant to say whether the former West Indies pacer would be the right choice.
Gibson will remain with England until the end of the West Indies series that is scheduled to last until September 11.
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