Kirsten keen to coach South African team

April 11th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Johannesburg, Apr 11 (ANI): Former Indian coach Gary Kirsten, who stepped down after guiding Team India to its second World Cup, now wants to take up the top job in South Africa even though he has not submitted a formal application before dateline.

A report in The Sunday Times said Kirsten is interested in the Proteas coaching vacancy, but he is also weighing up several other offers.

“He’s expressed interest, yes,” said Andrew Hudson, the national selection convener and a man who sits on the panel to select a successor to Corrie van Zyl’s.

“He’s certainly been in discussions with Gerald Majola (Cricket SA’s CEO),” Hudson was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

Zyl stepped down after the Proteas’ World Cup debacle.

Kirsten is known to be keen on working with the current crop of international players, believing them to be among the most talented on the circuit, the report said. (ANI)

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