Justin Langer Steps Down as Australia Coach
CRICDOT DESK : Justin Langer has resigned as head coach of the Australian cricket team. His management company announced on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about whether he will be offered a new contract. Langer’s resignation followed media reports that during a recent meeting with Cricket Australia he reacted angry about his contract and was asked to reapply for that role.
After another meeting on Friday , Cricket Australia said the parties were engaged in important contract negotiations. The Dynamic Sports & Entertainment Group (DSEG), representing the
Langer, said he resigned immediately.
No decision to initiate secret negotiations on Justin Langer’s future as Cricket Australia “DSEG has confirmed that client Justin Langer has submitted his resignation as manager of the Australian Men’s Cricket Team this morning,” the company said. “The resignation follows last night’s meeting with Cricket Australia. His resignation will take effect soon.”
Langer’s tenure was 40 wins over England in the Ash series, with Australia Since being appointed full-time manager in 1985, he has set one of the best overall records. However, it is widely speculated that he did not like the full support of the dressing room. Cricket Australia’s 4,444 senior players and managers met last year in reports that Langer’s intense coaching style rubbed players the wrong way.
Australia’s test captain Pat Cummins recently praised Langer’s “great” work, but said it was fair to go through the evaluation process before Cricket Australia decided whether to extend the deal. I did.
Langer, 51, leaves Pakistan less than a month before touring Australia and visits Pakistan for the first time in 24 years.
He took over the coach after the ball tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018. His contract expired in June.
Langer, who won 105 test caps, said last month he was proud of his team’s performance. “No matter what happens, we can all be incredibly proud of this short time,” he told SEN Radio in Australia. “We had two missions: (Twenty20) to win the World Cup and to win the ashes.
“It’s been a lot of effort to do this in such a short amount of time and we are all very happy. We are all very happy. We are all very proud. ” I’m sitting here now and I’m very happy with the last two series. “