Just weeks after being sacked by Australia, Justin Langer could become England’s new Head cricket coach, says KEN PIESSE:
Justin Langer is a prime contender for England’s vacant head cricket coaching role.
Unwanted by Australia, despite the recent Ashes heroics, Langer, 51, is understood to be keen to continue in the international arena.
Talks are progressing for a potential one million pound salary which would include regular trips back to Perth for his wife Sue.
Langer has told friends he has unfinished business in cricket and is excited by the challenge of lifting England back to the top at all three formats.
While his intensity has been challenged by many in the Australian dressing room, his intimate knowledge of the world game and the processes required for success have never been in question.
He has been deliberately been keeping a low profile, enjoying his time back home with family.
But he regards himself as a career coach and England’s job is both appealing
Shane Warne was another leading Australian to be considering the role before his untimely death earlier this month in Thailand.
KEN PIESSE has covered cricket and football for more than 30 years in Melbourne. Despite that setback, Ken has written, published and edited 86 books on cricket and AFL football to become Australian sport’s most prolific author.
His latest cricket book is David Warner, The Bull, Daring to be Different with Wilkinson Publishing, out now