Over two months after quitting as Australia’s head coach, Justin Langer might be back in the hot seat, but not on Australian soil.
Langer is “open to the notion” of replacing Chris Silverwood as England’s head coach, according to the Telegraph, as they try to rebuild the Test squad after the Ashes debacle and present troubles against the West Indies.
Justin Langer has established himself as one of the world’s most well-known instructors, and his talents are well-known.
Despite guiding Australia to its first T20 World Cup in November and a dominant Ashes victory over England in which they scarcely seemed threatened, Langer stepped down as Australian coach on February 4 after being given a short-term contract.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will concentrate on selecting a new full-time coach after obtaining a new director of cricket, which The Telegraph says they hope to fill by the middle of April.
According to reports, Justin Langer might be named England’s Test Team coach.
Justin Langer resigned as Australia’s head coach after notable players rebelled against him, despite guiding his team to victories in the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
Collingwood is more likely to be in charge of the limited-overs squads, with separate coaches for the Test and white-ball sides.
Despite the loss in the Caribbean, Collingwood expressed interest in the full-time position, stating, “I’ve thrown my hat in the ring, and if they want us, they know where I am.”
‘I don’t have a lot of head coaching experience, but if that’s the case, you’ll never be hired.’ What I’ve accomplished in the previous several weeks seems to be a good start, but it’s just that. If I were in charge of this team, I’d want to improve them as quickly as possible.’
One of the first questions for the incoming director of cricket and head coach would be over Joe Root’s future as England Test captain.
Several former players and pundits, including Nasser Hussain, have called for the top batsmen to step down as captain.
England will play a two-match red-ball cricket series against Test world champions New Zealand in June.