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Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit
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Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit

McDonald, 40, secured a four-year contract after winning praise for his performance as interim coach since Langer's abrupt resignation on 5 February shook the cricket world.

It is captains and players who win or lose matches not coaches, says Ian Chappell
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It is captains and players who win or lose matches not coaches, says Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell doesn't understand all the fuss over the resignation of Justin Langer, saying it is the captain and players who win matches not the coach.

Aaron Finch sings praises of 'calm' interim Australia coach Andrew McDonald
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Aaron Finch sings praises of 'calm' interim Australia coach Andrew McDonald

Limited overs captain Finch Thursday hailed the "calm" approach Andrew McDonald brings to the Australian team as the interim coach emerges among the favourites to take over from Justin Langer.

'We need new style of coaching and skill set', Cummins breaks silence on Langer's departure
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'We need new style of coaching and skill set', Cummins breaks silence on Langer's departure

Cummins, who took over as Australia's test captain immediately before the recent Ashes series against England, was heavily criticised by some high-profile ex-international players for not publicly backing Langer ahead of the coach’s contract negotiations with the board last Friday.

Ian Chappell calls past players Justin Langer's 'PR machine', supports Pat Cummins
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Ian Chappell calls past players Justin Langer's 'PR machine', supports Pat Cummins

Cummins was one of the players who had raised concerns about Langer's coaching style last year. Chappell said that Cummins should have a say in deciding Australia's next coach

Jason Gillespie not interested in Australia head coach job, says Justin Langer's exit was 'heartbreaking'
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Jason Gillespie not interested in Australia head coach job, says Justin Langer's exit was 'heartbreaking'

Langer, under whose guidance Australia won the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series 4-0, stepped down last Saturday after facing complaints from players about his coaching style for months

Adam Gilchrist slams Cricket Australia for painting Justin Langer as 'monster'
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Adam Gilchrist slams Cricket Australia for painting Justin Langer as 'monster'

Langer, who guided Australia to its maiden T20 World Cup title and dominant Ashes victory, was keen to continue in his role but was faced with months of complaints by senior players over his rigid coaching style and more recently by an uncompromising CA board of directors.

My respect for values might have been taken as 'too intense' by some, says Justin Langer
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My respect for values might have been taken as 'too intense' by some, says Justin Langer

"My life has been built on values of honesty, respect, trust, truth, and performance and if that comes across as 'too intense' at times, I apologise," wrote Langer in his resignation letter, according to abc.net.au.

Tears and anger as Australia cricket coach Justin Langer departs
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Tears and anger as Australia cricket coach Justin Langer departs

Langer's long-time partner at the crease Matthew Hayden led emotional tributes that were barbed with anger at the way events had unfolded.

Justin Langer delivers shock resignation as Australia cricket team coach
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Justin Langer delivers shock resignation as Australia cricket team coach

Justin Langer resigned just weeks after trouncing archrivals England in a lopsided Ashes series and months after winning the T20 World Cup.

Cricket is going to look stupid if CA sacks head coach Justin Langer, says Ian Healy
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Cricket is going to look stupid if CA sacks head coach Justin Langer, says Ian Healy

Legendary wicketkeeper Healy feels Cricket Australia will renew head coach Langer's contract because if they sack him after his successful stint, it will make the game look "stupid".

'I think it's fair': Pat Cummins on CA's evaluation before deciding on Justin Langer's contract extension
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'I think it's fair': Pat Cummins on CA's evaluation before deciding on Justin Langer's contract extension

Cummins feels the board is doing the right thing by evaluating head coach's performance before deciding on his contract extension as players too go through the same process

Justin Langer refuses 'morally inappropriate' bonus due to CA's massive COVID-19 job cuts
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Justin Langer refuses 'morally inappropriate' bonus due to CA's massive COVID-19 job cuts

Langer has refused a handsome bonus as he found it "morally inappropriate" to accept it at a time when Cricket Australia witnessed massive job cuts due to COVID-19.

Cricket Australia denies reports coach Justin Langer 'went ballistic' during contract talks
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Cricket Australia denies reports coach Justin Langer 'went ballistic' during contract talks

Justin Langer's four-year contract ends in mid-2022 and there is speculation over his future, despite Australia's recent success in the Ashes series and at the T20 World Cup.

Justin Langer, Raelee Thompson inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
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Justin Langer, Raelee Thompson inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Thompson and Langer become the 58th and 59th inductees respectively, since the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was established in 1996.

Aaron Finch won't comment on Justin Langer's contract extension but praises coach
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Aaron Finch won't comment on Justin Langer's contract extension but praises coach

Langer's contract extension will be up for discussion and both Finch and Test captain Pat Cummins are likely to be consulted by Cricket Australia before a final decision is made

'Never edgy': Coach Justin Langer ready for contract extension discussion with Cricket Australia
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'Never edgy': Coach Justin Langer ready for contract extension discussion with Cricket Australia

Langer was appointed head coach in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 to overhaul the team's culture and regain the respect of the Australian public. His contract is due to end in June

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley refuses to commit on head coach Justin Langer's future
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Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley refuses to commit on head coach Justin Langer's future

Australia's recent success notwithstanding, head coach Justin Langer will have to wait until the end of the home season to know if his contract will be extended, said Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley.

Coach Justin Langer may seek extension of contract with Cricket Australia
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Coach Justin Langer may seek extension of contract with Cricket Australia

Langer had faced criticism for his coaching methods from the players but now has a Twenty20 World Cup in his CV and is also close to adding the coveted Ashes Trophy win to it

Ashes 2021-22: Justin Langer backs struggling Marcus Harris for Melbourne Test
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Ashes 2021-22: Justin Langer backs struggling Marcus Harris for Melbourne Test

Langer said he still had faith that the 29-year-old would succeed alongside David Warner, who has had multiple opening partners during his 10-year Test career.