Du Plessis: Gibson is set to become South Africa’s head coach

“They’ve chosen Ottis Gibson as their recommendation”

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has revealed that Cricket South Africa are leaning towards appointing England bowling coach Ottis Gibson as the Proteas’ head coach.

Gibson, who formerly coached the West Indies, was reported to be a frontrunner for the position during the recently concluded four-Test series between England and South Africa.

“It’s been told to us that the decision has been made by the coaching panel,” Du Plessis said. “They’ve chosen Ottis Gibson as their recommendation and now …the board decides whether they want to use that recommendation or not.

“For me it was important, because I don’t know Ottis, to try and find something out about him. I spoke to a few of the West Indian players because he was their coach and then I spoke to the English guys about their thoughts on him. There were one or two differences in opinion, but the comments were positive.”

Should Gibson be confirmed as South Africa’s head coach, he will replace Russell Domingo, whose contract expired after the Test series against England.

Domingo did re-apply for the job, but it seems that Cricket South Africa are intent on handing the reins to someone else.

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