Khan interested in becoming Pakistan’s next head coach

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“I am available to serve my country in any capacity”

Pakistan team manager Moin Khan has announced that he is interested in becoming the country’s next head coach when Dav Whatmore’s contract expires in February 2014.

Khan stated that if he were not chosen, then he would strongly urge the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hire a local coach as they will have a “good understanding” with the players.

“I’ve always favoured a local coach,” Khan said. “I said this even when I was not associated with the team as manager.

“Players can have a good understanding with a local coach and this can be useful in bringing improvement. We should utilise services of our former cricketers for the task.

“I am available to serve my country in any capacity.”

While Khan has not been afraid to voice his criticisms of Whatmore in the past, Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez defended the current head coach, stating that he had “worked hard with us and did his best”.

“It does not make a difference whether we have a foreign or local coach this is a decision to be taken by the board,” Hafeez added. “But I can say that Whatmore worked hard with us and did his best. The coach can only do things to an extent the rest is up to the players.”

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