Cape Town - Leicestershire
have named South Africa's Pierre de Bruyn as their new head coach, and
he will take over from Australian Andrew McDonald when he leaves the
role at the end of September.
McDonald will return to Oz to take up the head coaching role at the
Melbourne Renegades, and probably Victoria as well, meaning second XI
coach De Bruyn has been given the top job.
De Bruyn previously worked as head coach at the University of
Pretoria, after playing for The Dolphins, Northerns, and the Titans,
The South African all-rounder scored 4 637 first-class runs at an average of 37.09 and also took 108 wickets at 29.63.
Leicestershire chief Wasim Khan said: "Pierre has made a huge
impression since joining the club and has done a fantastic job this
"Pierre has stepped up to carry out a number of different roles and
we feel that it is now the right time for him to take on this exciting
"The club has made massive strides forward in the two years that
Andrew has been here and Pierre will now carry on that excellent work in
what are hugely exciting times at the Fischer County Ground.
"We will also be appointing an Assistant Coach who has extensive
experience in county cricket, and we will be in a position to make that
announcement on Tuesday next week."