Langer: Australia coaching job could be 'complicated'

2018-04-08 17:17
Justin Langer (Getty)

Cape Town - Justin Langer said it could be "complicated" to become the next coach Australia with all the sacrifices involved and he would first have a long think about it, if he offered the job.

Western Australia coach Langer is one of the favourites to replace Darren Lehmann after the latter resigned following the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the Aussies on their recent tour in South Africa.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and Jason Gillespie have also been mentioned as possible successors to Lehmann but Langer has built up a good record in domestic cricket with Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League (BBL).

Langer told the PerthNow publication: "If the opportunity came up, there would be a lot to consider.

"The complication is that I love my job. I love my job here. I love being on the board of the West Coast Eagles (football team). I love being with my family all the time.

"(Coaching Australia) would mean (travelling) 11 months of the year. I love working at WACA, and working with the Scorchers. My family is all in Perth.

"I am a Perth boy and I love being home. So that's why it is complicated. I'm also involved with five or six charities here in WA. And walking away from all that is not that easy to do. I have a great life as we speak."

Langer has had a taste of the job when he took charge of the national side for the ODI tour of the West Indies in 2016 when Lehmann took some time off.

That decision showed that Langer is held in high regard by the Cricket Australia (CA) board.

Read more on:    australia  |  justin langer  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Following the Proteas' dire tour of India, how will their 4-Test series against England pan out?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.