Justin Langer is ‘willing to take part’ in becoming England’s head coach. Langer resigned as Australia’s head coach earlier this month.
Justin Langer has emerged as one of the most prominent coaches in the game, and his services are in high demand. According to the latest developments, the former Australian opener is “open to the possibility” of succeeding Chris Silverwood as England’s head coach despite the side’s dismal Test record. While the Three Lions were humiliate 0-4 in the Ashes earlier this year. The West Indies recently defeated them 0-1 at home.
Notably, following the Ashes debacle, Silverwood fire from his position as captain. Former all-rounder Paul Collingwood is currently serving as England’s interim head coach. However, if reports are correct, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) may hire Langer on a full-time basis. It should note that Langer resign as Australia’s head coach earlier this month.
As Australia’s head coach, Justin Langer had a fruitful tenure.
Despite being offer a short contract extension, the southpaw chose to part ways. His tenure with the Australian team was certainly eventful, as he took over from the departing Darren Lehmann in the midst of the ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Under his leadership, the team advanced to the 2019 World Cup semi-finals and won its first T20 World Cup title in 2021.
As a result, many members of the cricket community chastised Cricket Australia for failing to offer Langer a full-fledged contract. According to The Telegraph, Langer is open to becoming the England team’s head coach. It has also been revealed that Langer believes “splitting the coaches appears inevitable” due to England’s white and red-ball teams’ clashing schedules.
As a result, if he is hired, he will most likely be in charge of the Test team. Notably, England’s next test in the traditional format will be a three-match series against New Zealand at home in June of this year. As a result, the ECB may be eager to secure Langer’s services before the series begins. Meanwhile, Collingwood is also interested in the full-time position. However, he is most likely to become the white-ball team’s permanent head coach.