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Russell Domingo has revealed that he is unsure whether he will reapply to keep hold of his job as South Africa’s head coach.
Last month, Cricket South Africa announced that they would begin searching for a head coach after the Proteas’ tour of England in May-August this year.
Should Domingo want to continue on with his current job, he will have to apply again. However, he reiterated that he hasn’t decided what the future holds for him after the tour of England.
“I need to think about it. There’s a lot of water to still go under the bridge. Our focus is on this New Zealand series,” he said. “I need to weigh up where I am with my life, with my family, with my career and make a call closer to the time. At this stage, I am not able to commit or not commit. I have to see.”
Domingo’s contract has already been extended twice and even though South Africa will be playing a lot of cricket until the end of the England tour in August, the 42-year-old isn’t going to use any success South Africa have to sway his decision in a certain direction.
“I don’t think I need that as any form of motivation,” he said. “It’s not about me, its about the team. It’s not about me being motivated, it’s about the players being motivated.”
When asked if he agreed with the timing of Cricket South Africa’s announcement to begin their search for a head coach, Domingo said: “There’s never a good time but the board has got processes they need to follow. They need to do what they feel is in the best interests of the national team. Whatever they feel that is, they need to make those decisions. I don’t always have to agree with it or love it or disagree with it. It just is what it is.
“That’s part of life and part of sport. If my contract can be up and Jose Mourinho’s contract can be up – I am only Russell Domingo… there have been big coaches whose contract has expired and they’ve got to move on. That’s the way it is.”