Monday, October 26, 2009

NZC to ponder over new coach

New Zealand Cricket will not be advertising for a replacement for Andy Moles, according chief executive Justin Vaughan.

Moles resigned his position at the weekend as head coach of the Black Caps after a review revealed he had lost the confidence of his senior players.

Former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon has already expressed an interest in the position, while John Wright - currently the high performance manager for New Zealand Cricket and ex-coach of India - has also been linked with the job.

But Vaughan said the organisation would be looking at exactly the type of coach the New Zealand team requires rather than opening up the process.

"I think the review we have undergone over the last week will give us some good pointers on that but we need to be extremely clear rather than focusing on names or who is available. We need to be 100% certain the type of coach this team needs," Vaughan said.

"Whilst I'm sure (Rixon and Wright) are good coaches I'm certainly not going to be in a position to talk about possible candidates for this job until we are absolutely certain of the attributes, the experience, the type of personality and the skills that a particular coach needs to bring to get the best out of this team. I think that's absolutely fundamental."

New Zealand will leave later on Tuesday for a limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with Daniel Vettori taking charge of the side in a captain-coach capacity.

That situation is expected to remain for the Test series between the two teams in New Zealand which immediate follows the three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, respectively.

But Vaughan said it was not the long-term solution.

He told Radio Sport: "My thinking at the moment is that we need a head coach. It's Dan's view as well.

"I will be interested to see how the team travels. I guess it (no coach) is a bit of a novelty. I think it could be quite healthy. It will demand that the senior players take on a real leadership role within that unit.

"But I don't see that as a long-term sustainable option for this team. This team has got too much inexperience. I don't think this Black Caps team is in a position where it can be completely self-sufficient."

Subscribe in a reader

No comments:

Post a Comment