Australian head coach Justin Langer might not get an extension with the Australian national team as reports mention that Cricket Australia might not renew his contract.
Langer’s four years of contract with the Australian team will expire in June and Australia’s tour to Pakistan could be his last assignment as the head coach. Cricket Australia will meet this week and they might consider dumping the head coach.
Justin Langer might not continue despite winning Australia T20 World Cup and Ashes
A few months ago, Justin Langer was involved in a tussle with the Australian players where senior players like Pat Cummins had submitted their feedback regarding the former Australian opener’s coaching style.
Langer was under immense pressure to keep his position until the Ashes but players themselves have admitted that there was a massive change in Langer’s management as Australia lifted their maiden T20 World Cup title last year.
The Aussies doubled their joy by retaining the Ashes as they beat England by an innings and 14 at MCG to sweep the series 3-0 with two more games yet to be played in the series.
In his recent meeting with Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley and head of performance Ben Oliver, Langer was told that he might have to reapply for the position, something that Cricket Australia has denied.
According to a report by The Australian, there is talk of a fresh two-year contract, while Sydney Morning Herald reports that a short-term deal looks like Langer’s only hope of staying in the job.
Justin Langer won’t tout to Pakistan if not retained- Reports
According to a report by Foxsports.com.au, the head coach would reject a short-term contract should it only take him through to the 2023 Ashes.
The report from Fox Sports Australia also suggests that Langer won’t tour Pakistan in March in case he doesn’t get retained and assistant coach Andrew McDonald will take the charge.
Langer was appointed as the head coach of Australia after the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.