Arthur set to hear Oz fate

2011-11-17 07:33

Cape Town - Former Proteas coach Mickey Arthur is set to hear on Thursday if he will be appointed as Australia's next cricket coach.

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The Volksblad newspaper reports that a second interview was conducted with Arthur in Melbourne on Thursday.

And according to the website,, Arthur was on Thursday interviewed by newly appointed Australian team high performance general manager and former Wallaby rugby player, Pat Howard.

A decision on who the next coach will be could be made as soon as Friday.

Australia's current fielding coach, Steve Rixon, is another candidate for the job. However, according to the sportsnewsfirst website, Arthur is the favourite.

Australia's current assistant coach and former opening batsman, Justin Langer, was also interviewed for the position, but does not appear to be a favourite.

The 43-year-old Arthur currently coaches state side, Western Australia in Perth.


  • steven.chiaberta - 2011-11-17 10:21

    Man it would be great have a Saffa coaching australia!

      Peter - 2011-11-19 09:33

      At least they have a winning program not a wingeing one like overhere????

  • Peter - 2011-11-19 09:31

    I hope that Mickey Arthur gets the job in Australia, at least he will have a say in running the team and use his own ideas. Overhere he was told to everthing by everybody else thus the failure they have had here forever???? The problem they have with sport in South Africa to many chiefs and not enough indians, to many egos, just look what has happened with rugby, lost the game between two overseas teams in Capetown because the ego of that clown toby titus what a bunch of losers,,,,

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