Justin Langer open for England’s head coach opportunity: Reports: Former Australian head coach Justin Langer is reportedly open to the possibility to coach England Men’s side as England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) continue its search for the desired coach figure.
Notably, England is undergoing a disarrayed run in test cricket of late. The England Men’s side lost the all-important Ashes by 0-4 against the mighty Aussies. To add more to their woes, West Indies recently thrashed England by 1-0 in the three matches test series.
Owing to England’s loss in the Ashes 2021-22, head coach Chris Silverwood was sacked from the head coach’s position and for now, former all-rounder Paul Collingwood is serving England as the interim head coach for the team.
Justin Langer was the coach of the Australian Men’s side which defeated England in the recently held Ashes, however, he resigned from the post as he no longer enjoyed players and support staff’s backing.
Though Langer was offered a short term extension by Cricket Australia, he decided to step down from the role and bring all the mess created in the last six months to rest.
It’s noteworthy that, Justin Langer was phenomenal for Australia during his stint as the coach of the side. Under his watchful eyes, Australia won its maiden ICC T20 World Cup title in 2021 and also brutally harassed England in the Ashes 2021-22.
Meanwhile, with ECB continuing its quest for a head coach, Justin Langer has emerged as one of the top personalities to take up the role.
As per the Telegraph reports, Justin Langer is “open to the possibility” of succeeding Chris Silverwood in England’s Men’s cricket side as the head coach.
The reports further said that ECB will now look to lock a full-time head coach for the men’s side by the end of April. Meanwhile, the cricket board will also look to bring in a strong director of cricket by the time they finalise the head coach.