Darren Lehmann looks to relaunch his coaching career in England
Over the last 10 months, Darren Lehmann has maintained a low profile.
It was a sad exit for Darren Lehmann as the head coach of Australia after the sandpaper gate. He took responsibility for the incident and decided to step down. Although he was not implicated into the investigation of events back then, he said that it was him who was responsible for the ‘team culture’. However, ten months since the incident, the left-hander is in plans of relaunching his coaching career.
Darren Lehmann aspires to do the same with the new Hundred competition in England where he wishes to take up the coaching role for one of the eight teams. The 48-year-old made his interests clear in the England cricket circles and is keen on taking up the job. Moreover, it is believed that his preferred position would be with the Leeds-based team as per Sportsmail.
Lehmann’s Australia contract was set to end this September
Darren Lehmann’s actual contract as Australia’s head coach was valid till September 2019. He was expected to be with the team until the completion of the Ashes. However, destiny had other plans for him and he is currently without a job. The Hundred competition is scripted to begin in 2020.
Also, Trevor Bayliss, who is the current coach of the England cricket team is also keen on a gig in the 100-ball-per-side tournament. His contract ends this English summer and Bayliss looks to combine this role with a few other roles in popular T20 leagues around the world.
Over the last 10 months, Darren Lehmann has maintained a low profile. His own rehabilitation has featured regular counselling sessions. Also, he clearly hopes that time will be a healer in terms of his public persona in the wider cricket community. Rather than a commentary stint, Lehmann seems more interested in coaching. He intends to return to the field once the bans of Steve Smith and David Warner are lifted.