The manner in which Langer’s contract deal was handled by Cricket Australia upset many former Australian cricketers, including the likes of Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Mitchell Johnson, and even Glenn Mcgrath. While Langer’s coaching style was not an ideal one and the players complained of him to Cricket Australia for his fierce intensity and micro-management style, the former coach did amend his ways and the team environment got better which allowed Australia to win their maiden T20 World cup last year and an Ashes win earlier this year.
Former cricketers have already vented their anger on how Langer was treated by Cricket Australia and now Shane Warne has taken a dig again at Cricket Australia.
“I thought it was pretty poorly handled and that Cricket Australia were disgraceful in the way they handled it.” the former leg spinner added.Shane Warne said in conversation with Skysports
The wins in the marquee tournaments were not big enough for Cricket Australia to hold onto Langer. The coach ultimately resigned in anger when he was offered a short-term deal against his wish of a long-term contract. More notable was the fact that the Australian skipper Pat Cummins did not endorse Langer in the public domain despite having numerous opportunities to do so.
Now that the dust is settled, Australia are on the lookout of a new coach and Andrew Mcdonald meanwhile has been appointed as the interim head coach. England on the other hand are looking to revamp their think tank. The ECB swung the sword on the entire coaching staff and speculations are rife that England may bring on board Justin Langer whose coaching style could very well be the only thing that the English side desperately needs. Earlier Adam Gilchrist and now Shane Warne have opined that England should go on with Justin Langer as their next coach.
If I were England, I’d be jumping at him.Shane Warne said to SkySports
Warne also believes that a break for Anderson could be something that may work for England. Ideally, Anderson is someone who thrives on English conditions and his record from the home is far from good.
“You want him to play in England and if he plays in the West Indies after the Ashes series it is going to be hard in England so I don’t mind him having a break – but I would have played Broad.