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Given the amount of success that Justin Langer has had while coaching Western Australia, Australia head coach Darren Lehmann believes that the 44-year-old is the right person to succeed him.
Under the guidance of Langer, the Perth Scorchers won back-to-back Big Bash League (BBL) titles, while the Western Warriors won the Matador Cup and Western Australia reached the final of last season’s Sheffield Shield competition.
“I believe he’ll be the next coach of Australia,” Lehmann told Fairfax Radio. “He’s done a fantastic job and he should be very proud of what he’s achieved in WA. He’s always ringing and asking questions and we’re always throwing things at him as well and asking him for different ideas.
“It’s a really united feeling in the Australian setup now where the state coaches are a very important part of what we’re trying to do. And a guy who’s played over 100 test matches – you’d be mad not to take his advice. From our point of view, we respect him very highly. One thing I do know about this job is that you can’t do it for a long period of time because you’re away 270-300 days a year. It is the best job in the world and, one day, I’m sure Langer will make a very good Australian coach.”