Domingo: Proteas job 'wore me down'

2017-09-22 14:22
Russell Domingo (Getty)

Cape Town - Russell Domingo admits that losing his job as Proteas coach is a huge "weight off his shoulders".

Despite reapplying for his role, former England bowling coach Ottis Gibson was appointed to take over ahead of the Proteas' home series tour against Bangladesh in September.

Meanwhile, CSA have decided to hire Domingo as the coach of the South Africa 'A' side.

Domingo took over from Gary Kirsten as Proteas coach in 2013 with the recent 3-1 England Test series defeat his final assignment at the helm.

Domingo acknowledged that despite loving his time with the Proteas, the pressure had worn him down.

"Coaching the national team is definitely a high-pressure job and definitely I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders‚" Domingo told the TimesLive website.

"I have loved my time being the national team coach for four years but to be honest it wears you down."

Domingo will also take charge of the inaugural T20 Global League franchise, the Pretoria Mavericks.

"It is nice to get away from that type of pressure and re-invent myself as a coach‚" added Domingo.

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