Proteas

Domingo needs to think about reapplying for own job

2017-02-11 17:26
Russell Domingo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Russell Domingo is pondering the decision whether to reapply for his current job as the Proteas head coach.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced that they will advertise the coaching position and that should Domingo wish to keep his job he would have to reapply for the role and complete an interview and assessment process.

Domingo, who was appointed in 2013 after Gary Kirsten stepped down, contract expires at the end of their Test tour of England in August.

Domingo says that for now he'll be doing the task at hand and that is by taking each series as it comes, as the Proteas travel to New Zealand and then move onto England.

"Like I've said, it's out of my control and thoughts are very much on the series against New Zealand." Domingo told the media at Centurion on Friday evening.

"I'm the guy who is at charge at the moment and I'll give it my absolute all and we'll see what happens in England.

"It's always been my mantra to not look too far ahead and take it one series at a time. I got to make sure I prepare my team, as well as I possibly can."

Domingo managed the Proteas to their second consecutive whitewash at home, as the Proteas claimed their No 1 one-day team status following their comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka on Friday.

A 5-0 ODI triumph at home to Australia was followed by the memorable 2-1 Test series win in Australia, a 3-0 Test whitewash against Sri Lanka and now a 5-0 ODI thumping against the islanders which has put Domingo in a commanding and favourable position.

However, what remains to be seen is whether Domingo will indeed re-apply for the position of Proteas coach.

"I need to think about it, there's a lot of water still going under the bridge," said Domingo.

"I need to weigh up where I am in life - where I am in my family and in my career - then make a call closer to the time. But at this stage I won't be able to commit or not commit.

"There's never a good time (to announce the job application), but the board had a process they need to fulfil. They have to do whatever they feel is of best interest of the national team and so be it - I don't always have to agree or disagree with it.

"That's part of life and part of sport. If my contract can be up and Jose Mourinho's contract can be up - I am only Russell Domingo. There have been big coaches whose contract has expired and they've got to move on. That's the way it is."

The Proteas travel to New Zealand on Saturday evening and will play a T20I game against the Black Caps on Friday, February 17.

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