'Senior players and a couple of staff members don't support me moving forward' - Justin Langer breaks silence after resigning as Australian head coach

Justin Langer also revealed that he is ready to start the next chapter in his life.

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Justin Langer. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Justin Langer resigned from his post as the head coach of the Australian cricket team on 5th February 2022. And now, Langer has taken to LinkedIn and has thanked people for their support during his stint as the head coach of the Australian side.

Langer also revealed that he is ready to start the next chapter in his life. The former Aussie cricketer also added that there were some senior players and support staff members who did not want him to continue as the coach. Langer said that he respects the decision taken by Cricket Australia (CA).

“Thank you for everyone’s well wishes I have been overwhelmed by the support. Now to start the next chapter of my life, wherever that may take me,’ ‘If media reports are correct, several senior players and a couple of support staff don’t support me moving forward, and it is now apparent the CA Board and CEO, Nick Hockley, are also keen to see the team move in another direction. I respect that decision,” stated Langer on LinkedIn.

I hope I have held myself with dignity and integrity: Justin Langer

Justin Langer also said that there was a lot of speculation about his future in the media and that has taken a toll on him. The 51-year-old also added that he has carried himself with dignity throughout his tenure as the coach.

“There has been a great deal of media speculation on my future as the Australian Men’s cricket coach over the past 12 months and this has taken an enormous toll on my family. ‘I hope through this time, and throughout my tenure, I have held myself with integrity and dignity,” added Langer.

Adding that he has decided not to renew his contract after careful consideration, Langer concluded by stating that he has taken the decision keeping in mind the best interest of the Australian side.

“After careful consideration I have decided not to accept this contract renewal, and as a result I believe it is in everyone’s best interests for the Australian cricket team to begin the next chapter immediately,” concluded Langer.

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