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Herschelle Gibbs believes that Cricket South Africa would be wise to appoint an Australian as South Africa’s new head coach.
Current head coach Russell Domingo’s contract expires after the ongoing tour of England, but he recently confirmed that he had re-applied for the position.
Even though Domingo has the support of players like ODI captain AB de Villiers and Test and Twenty20 skipper Faf du Plessis, reports suggest that Cricket South Africa are leaning towards picking someone else to coach the Proteas.
However, Gibbs reiterated that the board should select an Australian as the South African side needs some tough love.
“I like their (Australians’) approach to the game and the fact that they don’t put up with nonsense,” Gibbs was quoted as saying by Netwerk24. “I’d like to see a new approach. Something new and fresh won’t do any harm.
“I think that can only be achieved through outside input.”
Gibbs added that he is not a fan of the “buddy-buddy attitude” that has been instilled between the players and Domingo.
“That is a bunch of nonsense,” he said. “The coach needs to be in control and for that reason I believe an Australia coach – who won’t tolerate this ‘buddy-buddy attitude’ – could work.”