5. David Hussey

Well, as an in-house candidate, even David Hussey can further coach the KKR team. His association with the franchise is also almost now three years old. By joining as a mentor in IPL 2020, both David and Brendon McCullum have collectively helmed the squad.

4. Jacques Kallis

As a former Knight Riders player and coach, Jacques Kallis can again rejoin the KKR setup. Till 2014, the South Africa legend had represented Kolkata and then was appointed a batting consultant. In fact, after Trevor Bayliss’s exit in 2015, Kallis was promoted as a head coach. Under him, the franchise had thrice qualified for playoffs.

3. Justin Langer

Even Justin Langer can be a compelling option as KKR’s next head coach. The Aussie legend with regards to his stature can become a befitting replacement for Brendon McCullum. More importantly, with Langer looking to coach for a prolonged period, he can prolifically make Kolkata his new home.

2. Trevor Bayliss

Interestingly, this Aussie maestro carries a well-proven record when it comes to coaching KKR. It was under Bayliss’s leadership that the purple army had won its two IPL titles. Currently, the 59-year-old is only coaching Sydney Thunder in the BBL.

1. Simon Katich

Overall, onboarding with KKR might also pave the way for Katich to coach in other global T20 leagues. Like Brendon McCullum, he can even helm the other two franchises of the Knight Riders group.