‘Go get him’ – Michael Vaughan pleads ECB to rope in Justin Langer as head coach
Australia coach Justin Langer stepped down as head coach earlier today, January 5th. Questions were being raised on Justin Langer’s place in the team after there were reports that a few players were not happy with Langer’s way of handling players. Add to that Australia’s performance in recent times. However, things started to improve significantly. Langer led Australia to a win in the 20-20 World Cup and also the Ashes post which Langer had no threat to his place. However, he shockingly resigned from the post.
Meanwhile, former England cricketer Michael Vaughan has suggested England Cricket Board to rope in Langer as England coach after Chris Silverwood’s sacking. England too are desperate for a good coach and Vaughan feels that Langer can be a great candidate.
‘I do not see any one else better suited than Justin Langer to crack heads together and bring some tough management to a group of England players who have become too cosy recently,’ Vaughan wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph.
‘This England Test team needs some tough love. Joe Root needs a forceful coach next to him too.
Vaughan reckoned that Gary Kirsten can be another good candidate but Langer is a slightly better option.
‘Gary Kirsten would be a great candidate as well but if you want one person to come in with a huge point to prove then it is Langer.
‘He is an Ashes winner, T20 World Cup winner and knows everything about playing in Australia. Just go and get him.’
England’s interim director Andrew Strauss also didn’t rule out the possibility of Langer taking over as England coach. He said: ‘I know him well and on the surface he’s done a very good job with that Australian cricket team, so I wouldn’t rule him out.’